York Science & Innovation Grand Tour May - Sept 2012

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The National Science Learning Centre and National STEM Centre in York ensure that teachers have the skills and resources required to prepare young people for future career opportunities.

With over 500,000 new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) jobs expected to be created in the UK in the next five years and 52% of employers expecting difficulty recruiting staff with relevant skills, the work carried out by the National Science Learning Centre and National STEM Centre is more important than ever.

Image created by Jim Poyner Photography, York.

Myscience is ensuring that teachers of science across the UK have the skills, knowledge and access to resources they need to equip our young people for the future through the National Science Learning Centre and National STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Centre, based at the University of York,

“STEM skills shortages are widespread – 43% of employers currently have difficulty recruiting staff, rising to more than half of employers (52%) expecting difficulty in the next three years” CBI, Building for growth, Education and skills survey 2011

It is becoming increasingly important that our young people have strong mathematical and scientific skills, to make them more employable across many sectors and to make sense of the world around them – as a result high quality science education is fundamental to their development.

Excellent science education relies on professional, knowledgeable, well trained and informed teachers, and our services ensure this through the provision of professional development courses and libraries of on-line and physical resources.

The National Science Learning Centre features high specification teaching laboratories, teaching rooms and a 290 seat auditorium. Our facilities are backed by an unrivalled team of education and science experts who provide high quality professional development for everyone involved in the teaching of science.

98% of participants attending courses at the National Science Learning Centre would recommend their course to others and 92% improve their practice.

Thanks to Project ENTHUSE, teachers, teaching assistants and technicians from state-funded schools and colleges can receive ENTHUSE Awards to contribute towards costs of participation in professional development courses.

The National STEM Centre is building the UK’s largest on and off-line collection of STEM classroom teaching resources. The collection is available for visitors to view onsite and online, through our eLibrary (Link: http://www.nationalstemcentre.org.uk/elibrary) which now holds over 4,000 teaching resources for the STEM subjects.

“Great facility, with many useful resources and helpful, friendly staff.” National STEM Centre visitor, 2011

Myscience is an initiative of the White Rose Consortium (comprising the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York) and Sheffield Hallam University. Myscience manages the national network of Science Learning Centres, the National STEM Centre and other programmes supporting STEM education.

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