London faces a considerable skills shortage in a range of STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) industries, including computing, life sciences and engineering. Given the anticipated challenges facing London as a result of leaving the European Union and general shifts in the labour market, there is a need to address the capital’s future skills challenges in STEM industries now through inspiring and engaging young Londoners.
London boroughs are undertaking exciting and innovative work with local partners, including schools, businesses and local education business partnerships, to provide local opportunities for young people and engage them in STEM subjects and careers. These case studies give just a few examples of this work.
Taking a whole school approach to improve the labour market and equip young people in Lambeth with the skills to succeed.
Barking and Dagenham have been running a STEM Professions Morning for more than 10 years.
Launching a STEAM Hub to bring schools and businesses together to design a more connected curriculum around creative, digital and science subjects.