Education Minister promotes TIPS and TAPS placements!

Nick Gibb, Minister of Education, stated the value of our Teacher Industrial Partners' Scheme (TIPS) and Teacher Academic Placement Scheme (TAPS) as he answered a question prompted by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) in their Engineered in Britain report. IMechE are ENTHUSE partners and part funders of our placements scheme.

The posed question asked whether there will be “an assessment of the implications for [their] policies on encouraging school leavers to consider careers in science and mathematics of the conclusion of the [IMechE] report… on the rate of change in the number of school leavers considering such careers.”

To which Nick Gibb responded: 

“The Government is determined to increase the number of young people studying science and mathematics… We welcome the contribution that the Institution of Mechanical Engineers is making through its programme of two-week industrial placements which will give teachers a better understanding of the application of science and engineering in the real world.”

The full response can be read here.

Our placement schemes offer teachers the opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of industry and provide them with in-depth knowledge of STEM careers. Working with renowned employers such as BP, Crossrail and Syngenta; we bring the outside world of STEM, inside the classroom.

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