Earlier this year the Gatsby Charitable Foundation funded a short review of STEM careers, led by Professor Sir John Holman. A report on the review has now been published, and is available to download from the left-hand side of this page.
The review covers provision of STEM careers education, information, advice and guidance in England, and focuses on secondary and further education, although one of the report’s recommendations is the need to commence careers related work from an early age.
The evidence base for the report comprises:· A literature review drawing on UK and international studies· Nineteen interviews with key stakeholders in the careers guidance profession and STEM community· Meetings with the Skills Minister John Hayes MP and senior officials in The Department for Education
(DfE) and The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS)· An online survey of the STEM and careers guidance communities, with 105 respondents representing
95 institutions· Two workshops, one for educators and careers professionals, and one for employers.The report makes 15 recommendations for improving access by students and their parents to high quality information and guidance on STEM careers. Some of the recommendations are to the Government and its agencies, some to the careers guidance profession, some to the STEM community and some to independent funders.
The National STEM Centre eLibrary is home to the STEM Subject Choice and Careers resources produced by the Department for Education as part of the STEM Programme.