Fostering European students’ STEM vocational choices
This 2016 report analyses the data from a pan-European project which aimed to enhance students’ aspirations towards STEM careers by engaging schools in collaboration with industry. The report assesses a variety of contemporary initiatives developed by European industries for STEM learning and career education.
There are many influences on students’ career aspirations towards Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). These include a variety of cognitive and attitudinal factors which require careful consideration. It has been acknowledged that industry possesses expertise and resources which can help STEM education address the main factors involved in this process.
The results demonstrate that school-industry partnerships can provide for this complexity and have a positive role to play in bridging gaps and addressing the needs for STEM enrichment and career learning in school.
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