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Join our free and virtual 2-week experience in STEM!

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Supported by global science-based technology company 3M, and delivered by Engineering Development Trust and United Way UK, GoSTEM is a unique opportunity for students and young people to engage with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) through a range of career and personal development opportunities. The programme is open to 16-21-year-olds in communities around 3M’s manufacturing sites in Skelmersdale, Lancashire, Newton Aycliffe, County Durham and Atherstone, Warwickshire.

This tailor-made course will teach young people about the amazing science and technology that is happening on their doorstep.

GoSTEM is delivered through interactive sessions with experts and 3M mentors and aims to inspire young people to follow a career in STEM, gain job readiness skills and receive 1:1 mentoring support. The virtual course contains four ‘live’ sessions, with young people encouraged to participate in other virtual sessions across the two weeks as ‘live’ events. However, they can watch the recordings and complete them in their own time.

The course runs twice on the following dates:

  • 27th June – 8th July 2022 
  • 11th July – 22nd July 2022

There is also the exciting opportunity to visit one of the 3M sites on National Manufacturing Day – 7th July, to meet 3M scientists and engineers and explore the world of work.

On successful completion of the course, young people will receive an accredited Silver Industrial Cadets award. This accreditation can be included in CVs or portfolios and highlights the skills and insights they have gained.

If you are aged between 16-21, this is a great free opportunity for you. Sign up now for this unique experience via the following links for your age group or get in touch at becca.sims@unitedway.org.uk

16-18 – membersarea.etrust.org.uk/content/wex

18 -21 – membersarea.etrust.org.uk/content/wex-18

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