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GreenSTEM Set to Grow!

by Guest Blogger: PhilipB 1. February 2010 12:22

 

Unemployed female science and engineering graduates have an opportunity to improve their skills and enhance their CVs in a Leicester-based project. GreenSTEM is an initiative run by LeicestHERday and the British Science Association to help unemployed female STEM graduates in Leicester and Leicestershire to:

  • develop innovative business ideas for green-themed products and services 

  • support each other in a network receive training in business, communication, web and marketing skills

  • experience presenting ideas to the public and businesses

  • enter for the title of ‘GreenSTEM Entrepreneur 2010’ and a cash prize.

In addition, applicants who have been in receipt of JobSeekers Allowance for 6 months or more will be paid a salary.

The project is especially interested in engaging women from ethnic backgrounds or with a disability, but will be happy to consider any science or engineering female graduate.

Entrepreneurs will be supported by their own private network, mentors, training (both on-line and live in Leicester), and by supporting each other.

Further details from the GREENstem website http://www.greenstem.org.uk. This project is generously supported by a grant the UK Resource for Women and is run by the LeicestHerDay Trust and the British Science Association in association with the University of Leicester.   

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