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STEM West 2020

STEM West 2020

Every year for the last 3 years, over 500 school pupils have travelled to West College Scotland’s Clydebank campus in November to talk to employers about how they can take their first steps in a career in STEM.

STEM West is Developing the Young Workforce West Region’s flagship annual event. As you can imagine, this year we won’t be able to host it in person given the current climate. So, with that in mind, we’ve decided to put together a series of videos, each one focused on each aspect of STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths. These videos would be released on W/C 23rd November over 4 days (Monday-Thursday).

Our aim is to make STEM West as relevant and insightful as always and to do that we need your help! We’re looking for employers to get involved with the video series we’re creating and educate young people on STEM careers by providing them with more information on how they can start their career in a STEM industry.

If your business comes under one of the STEM categories, we’d love for you to contribute by talking a bit about what your business does, what skills, qualities & qualifications a young person might need to work there, typical routes into employment (i.e. apprenticeships etc) and what types of opportunities you may currently have or will have in the future. Your segment could be made more engaging by offering to do an activity or demonstration that could be easily followed along in a classroom!

 

Video Specifications:

  • We’re aiming for these employer segments to last 7-9 minutes
  • Content does not need to be professionally shot, iPhone footage is fine as long as sound quality is good enough and it’s shot in landscape mode
  • Pre-existing company footage would be excellent (could be on-site footage or interview footage for example)

In short, if you know someone in your organisation that you think would be good in front of camera, we’d love to hear what they have to say about the topics mentioned before: company bio, skills & qualities, routes into employment, qualifications, opportunity types and, if possible, an activity or demonstration.

We appreciate that many of you may still be working from home without access to company premises but if you have pre-existing content that’s relevant then you could still contribute! It would allow your business to be showcased in every school we support across our 4 Local Authority Areas and would be a great way to get your name out to all schools and highlight career options that are available.

Our main audience is S3/S4 but it can sometimes be slightly younger or older. If you have content that would be suitable for this age group then please let us know.

We would request that all video content be provided by October 31st to allow sufficient editing time prior to video release. Those interested, please email fraser.woods@dywwest.co.uk!

 

Spread The Word

We’re putting together a campaign pack to help you spread the STEM word across social media. This pack will include example social media posts & graphics for each individual video!

If you want to help get the word out then please contact fraser.woods@dywwest.co.uk to get your campaign pack.

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