I have had the pleasure of talking to several groups of school pupils, both primary and secondary, about the opportunities in STEM. When I go and talk in schools, I try to inspire and open their eyes to the vast possibilities which a career in Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths can offer and I share details of female role-models. Yes, exams are important but just as important are soft skills: confidence, collaboration, using your initiative and problem-solving. All roles will be technology-led in the future, it’s not nerdy anymore, its mainstream and even essential!!
Please read about one of my talks here: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/do-what-you-love-rest-follow-careers-talk-yr7-gill-cooke/
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