RSC response to the National Assembly for Wales, Enterprise and Learning Committee consultation on STEM skills in Wales
12 November 2010
The RSC is encouraged by the recently announced 'STEM Cymru' initiative and hopes the Welsh Assembly Government will consider the points raised in this document as this programme develops.
A relevant and engaging curriculum for STEM subjects is vital in encouraging students to progress to further study in STEM subjects.
STEM subjects should be taught in schools and colleges by subject specialists who have access to appropriate subject specific and ICT training throughout their careers.
In order to ensure that STEM training meets the needs of society and the work place, employers need to be involved in shaping the strategy and content of training to ensure that the relevant knowledge and skills are provided.
The Welsh labour market needs to engage more effectively with STEM skill providers and the Welsh Assembly Government to determine the relevant skills required in the workplace.
RSC response to NAW Consultation on STEM Skills in Wales
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