With a recent study suggesting that volunteering could be good for your health, you may be interested in a new opportunity in the field of science education.
Cogent Skills, SEMTA and Skills for Health are running free training sessions for volunteers wishing to become ambassadors for young people interested in careers Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM). The focus is on industries such as life sciences and healthcare.
Find out about the free Future You STEM Ambassador Training here.
STEM Ambassadors use their enthusiasm and commitment to encourage young people to enjoy STEM subjects. STEM Ambassadors not only inspire young people, they also support teachers in the classroom by explaining current applications of STEM in industry or research.
STEM Ambassadors contribute to their local community and at the same time boost their own professional skills, experience and confidence.
STEM Ambassadors get involved in a huge range of activities, which can all have an impact on young people’s learning and enjoyment of STEM, including:
STEMnet only ask that you commit to a minimum one activity per year. Many of the existing volunteers are able to do a lot more and often get involved in a number of STEM events and initiatives.
STEM Ambassadors include: Apprentices, Zoologists, Set designers, Climate change scientists, Engineers of all disciplines, Farmers, Designers, Geologists, Nuclear physicists, Architects, Physicists, Ice core chemistry technicians, Pharmacists and Energy Analysts.
STEM Ambassadors cross all ages and backgrounds, representing thousands of different employers across the UK. There are enthusiastic STEM Ambassadors from 18 to 70 years of age.
There are many reasons why people become STEM Ambassadors
If you are over the age of 17 with skills or interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Mathematics you can register as a STEM Ambassador. The most important qualities in STEM Ambassadors are that they are enthusiastic and positive role models for STEM subjects and associated careers.
Many of our STEM Ambassadors report
Book on the free Future You STEM Ambassador Training here.
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