In partnership with the STEM Learning network and the CSW group, Software Cornwall are pleased to announce three days of training for the counties STEM ambassadors.
STEM Ambassadors are volunteers from a wide range of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) related jobs and disciplines across the UK. They offer their time and enthusiasm to help bring STEM subjects to life and demonstrate the value of them in life and careers.
STEM Ambassadors and support from the network have been instrumental in the successful expansion of Software Cornwall’s education outreach activities over the past 18 months. They’ve assisted with our Mission to Mars program, Cornwall Tech Jams and supporting in school activities. In the past academic year, with their help, we have provided:
- Over 150 work experience activity placements through Mission to Mars
- Digital careers assemblies for almost 3000 children
- Coding workshops for over 300 young people
- Supported university students via mentoring, product development advice and the establishment of computing societies.
To continue this work, we are helping to connect more people with this support network. Over the three days, participants will:
- Be inducted into the STEM Ambassador program and receive a free DBS check.
- Find out how to plan and deliver engaging activities in schools and at outreach events.
- Discover how the People Like Me resource can be used to encourage more young women into STEM careers.
- Learn about mentoring young adults towards their chosen career.
These sessions are offered completely free and open to either existing ambassadors or those taking part in the induction session. To register your interest, complete this form. A member of the CSW group will be in touch to arrange your onboarding, and details of the rooms will be sent out in the days leading up to the activities.
Keep on reading for details of the individual sessions.
Closing date for applications from new ambassadors is the 9th October 2018. New ambassadors will also need to register as an ambassador separately.
15/10/2018 – 4:45pm to 7pm in the Tin room at Heartlands, Pool
A 2-hour interactive training session for STEM Ambassadors. The aim of the programme is to support STEM Ambassadors confidently plan and be ready to deliver engaging, safe and effective practical activities for young people. This will include a chance to try out some STEM Ambassador Hub resources to potentially borrow and use with local schools or youth groups.
STEM Ambassador Induction
16/10/18 – 10am to 12pm in room P403 in the Penhaligon building at Cornwall College, Camborne
A gentle 2-hour induction session for new STEM Ambassadors with guidance on the do’s and don’ts of being an ambassador, the support the organisation can provide you as well as the opportunity to get to know fellow inductees. The activity includes interactive elements and a chance to get ID checked for your DBS check.
People like me
16/10/18 – 1pm to 4pm in room P403 in the Penhaligon building at Cornwall College, Camborne
3 hour Training for STEM Ambassadors to deliver the People Like Me resource (produced by WISE). People Like Me aims to encourage girls to consider the take-up STEM subjects post-16, as well as support them along their chosen career path.
Find out more about the WISE People Like Me resource.
STEM Ambassador Mentoring
17/10/18 – 9:15am to 4pm in room P102 in the Penhaligon building at Cornwall College, Camborne
This day of training will enable STEM Ambassadors to offer specific mentoring in one or more of the following areas:
- Subject specific help with STEM subjects
- Employability skills. Link to top 10 employability skills
- Careers in the STEM sector
This session is perfect for those wishing to support secondary school students on a one to one basis or in small groups.
These sessions are for either existing ambassadors or those taking part in the induction session. To register your interest, complete the following form or via this link.