The STEM Alliance evaluation report
Colleges and training providers face major problems recruiting and retaining Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) teaching and training staff, leading to increased use of agency staff, wage inflation, increased teaching workloads and the risk of courses not running. This problem is exacerbated by an ageing STEM workforce.
Addressing these issues is pivotal to successfully tackling widespread recruitment problems faced by employers in need of staff with STEM related skills and qualifications.
The Education and Training Foundation has identified the importance of addressing these issues and in response commissioned and funded Semta to deliver a programme aimed at developing a higher level of competence, confidence and collaboration in the existing STEM teaching and training workforce and to improve the recruitment, retention and creation of new STEM teachers and tutors.
The aim of the programme, delivered under the banner of 'The STEM Alliance', has also been to develop new opportunities to share resources and knowledge transfer within the Further Education (FE) and training sector.
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