The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) have committed funding to continue the work of STEM Ambassadors across the UK.
STEM Ambassadors are a network of professionals who use their enthusiasm and experiences to encourage young people to enjoy STEM subjects.
From 1 August 2016 STEM Learning and STEMNET are merging and combining their operations, including the management of the network of STEM Ambassadors. The future of the STEM Ambassador scheme has been secured through funding from the Department for Businness, Innovation and skills (BIS), the government department which invests in skills and education to boost trade and innovation. Chief Executive of STEM Learning, and interim Chief Executive of STEMNET Yvonne Baker, said:
"We are delighted to be able to report that BIS has now confirmed continued funding of the STEM Ambassadors programme, and we see this as an exciting and unique opportunity to drive forward the STEM agenda, simplifying the landscape for users, and increasing the positive impacts for young people, schools and colleges, and those who fund STEM support. It is also a significant opportunity to grow further the benefits of engagement with the programme for Ambassadors themselves and employers supporting them, by offering an even wider range of effective ways to engage with schools."
You can read more about the merger between STEM Learning and STEMNET in our recent news item.