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Supply Teaching Agency gives up time to stand-up for Science

Supply Teaching Agency gives up time to stand-up for Science

Employees from a recruitment agency join Will.i.am in becoming ambassadors for a charity that is inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers.

Ten recruitment consultants from supply teaching agency Aspire People, have signed up to be Ambassadors of STEMNET (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics network).

STEMNET is a charity that draws on volunteers to work in a large number of schools to challenge the stereotypes most young learners have regarding science, technology, engineering and maths.

Notable STEM Ambassadors include Will I am. An ambassador's role is to motivate pupils to investigate different types of careers available in the scientific industry.

STEM coordinator for the Black Country, Ian Crawford said: "We are really pleased that Aspire People has signed up to the STEMNET agenda. I think it will be a great way for Aspire's staff to contribute to the lives of our young people and help promote aspirational career choices."

Mr. Crawford continued: "By volunteering to become a STEM Ambassador, Aspire People's staff will be given an opportunity to motivate young learners through activities involving career talks, mentoring students, assisting with science and engineering clubs."

Director and owner of Aspire People said: "The input of employers into education is becoming increasingly important. I encourage my recruitment consultants to volunteer in schools, even if it is during working hours. Its rewarding for them to give something back to the schools that they work with. It is great being so closely connected to such a good cause like STEMNET"

STEMNET receives funding from the Department for Business, Innovation, and Skills (BIS), the Department for Education and The Gatsby Charitable Foundation.

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