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What is Girls STEAM ahead?

Traditionally many girls do not consider entering high technology business sectors, even though they have the skills and qualities that are needed. The Girls STEAM ahead programme aims to address this by giving girls the opportunity to experience the types of roles that are available in the STEAM sector and to hear first-hand from female business ambassadors about their careers.

The programme is funded by AWE and delivered over a school term, through a series of hands-on, work-related challenges delivered by three different high technology businesses. Girls STEAM ahead brings together businesses and schools to show how interesting, stimulating and attractive a career in STEAM can be. The programme raises self-confidence and awareness of career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, art and maths as well as significantly raising students’ aspirations.

After the programme, some participating businesses offer work place visits or ongoing mentoring and support to the students to encourage and develop their interests.

70% of students indicated that they would like more involvement with STEAM businesses following the programme

Over 50% increase on average in the amount students thought that would enjoy a role in the STEAM sector

“Outreach events such as Girls STEAM ahead have been really helpful in helping us recruit young females into our apprenticeship schemes.”

Business Volunteer

“It taught me that engineering is also for women”

Student, The Downs School

Contact us

To find out more about how you and your business can get involved with Girls STEAM ahead or how we can help your business, school or college inspire, develop and motivate our future workforce, please get in touch!

Phone: 01635 279271 or email us

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