STEAM careers awareness on the rise
The creative side of the sciences and the technical side of the arts was explored close up during a college wide STEAM Event.
Organisations and college staff representing science, technology, engineering and maths as well as creative and performing arts hosted have-a-go activities in order to raise awareness of the crossover between all of these industries.
Head of Careers, Jenny Clarke said: “There are STEAM-related jobs and careers that continue to go under the radar and as a result, so do the study opportunities associated with them, particularly those at a higher level.
“We were thrilled to bring everyone together to tackle this challenge head on. The event also highlighted industry areas where groups are underrepresented, such as females in engineering.”
Over 720 students got to experience VR headsets, construction and engineering technology and science demonstrations, simulated driving, photoshoot and video editing, print making, a green screen activity and more.
Employers including Autotech Academy, Electude, Fujitsu, Pre-Met Engineering Ltd, Tilbury Douglas Construction and West Midlands Police also gave careers talks.
Jenny added: “Our exhibitor stands, industry and employer-led talks showcased digital and technological innovation and shared key insights about job roles, college courses and apprenticeships.
“The energy and enthusiasm of our teaching staff, the university and employer representatives has definitely impacted on our students’ awareness and understanding of future careers and pathways.”