18 Sep Develop your STEM talent with Generating Genius
The students are expected to maintain a high standard of self-discipline, behaviour and academic performance. We do not believe in prizes for all. Whilst one can learn from the experience of the journey, ultimately there is often only one winner
Apply to develop your STEM talent with Generating Genius
The shortage of skills across the UK in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) is reported to be growing and the sector is still struggling to recruit qualified workers across all fields.
According to new findings this year from STEM Learning the shortage is costing businesses a staggering £1.5 billion a year in recruitment and training issues.
The Stem Learning report also reveals that nine out of ten (89%) STEM businesses have found it difficult to hire staff with the required skills in the last 12 months, leading to a current shortfall of over 173,000 workers – an average of 10 unfilled roles per business.
Generating Genius continues to play a vital role in addressing the STEM shortage. Founded by education academic and social commentator Dr Tony Sewell in 2005, Generating Genius works with high-achieving students throughout their secondary school careers to help them acquire the skills they need to win places at top universities.
Applications are now open for Junior Genius 2018
Junior Genius is the start of a four-year programme of continuous support, aimed at helping students secure a place to study a STEM subject at a top university. The programme offers activities that inspire and nurture students’ interest in STEM with the aim of enabling them to fulfil their potential at GCSE and go on to study STEM subjects at A-level.
“The programmes we offer are intended to be challenging,” says Dr Sewell. “The students are expected to maintain a high standard of self-discipline, behaviour and academic performance. We do not believe in prizes for all. Whilst one can learn from the experience of the journey, ultimately there is often only one winner.
“By bringing together academically talented students from some of the most challenging social circumstances, our programmes are able to offer a unique educational experience, one geared both to the students’ high abilities and to their need for peers who share their academic abilities and their love of learning.”