STEM Teacher Takeover Day
Teacher Takeover Day raises awareness of STEM subjects at FVC
Secondary teachers from across Forth Valley were given a valuable lesson on what STEM subjects and facilities available at Forth Valley College recently.
FVC’s and Developing Young Workforce Forth Valley’s Teacher Takeover Day took place on Thursday 15 November from 1.30-5pm at the college’s Falkirk Campus. It welcomed chemistry, physics, maths, engineering science, technology and pastoral care teachers along with Skills Development Scotland Careers advisers, to help them increase their knowledge of the skills and qualifications required to succeed in the above sectors, including pathways from school to college and progression into further education and employment.
The day was also an opportunity for the college to strengthen relationships with local schools and Skills Development Scotland careers team, to increase the level of future partnership working and to showcase filmed resources produced for use within the school classroom environment.
Modern Apprentices Lauren Yuill (23) from INEOS, Lewis McClure (17) from Scottish Power Energy Networks, Sean Dilworth (23) from Petrofac, Tamara Janssen (23) and Ben Adam (20) both from TechnipFMC, also gave presentations on their route into the MA programme, took questions from the assembled teachers and led tours of the campus engineering facilities.
Activities on the day included: a tour of the facilities, a series of interactive skills based workshops, career pathway discussions including Modern and Foundation Apprenticeship and FE career insights, apprentices from the world of work and opportunities for peer networking.
Mhairi Hay, Operations Manager in Forth Valley College’s Department of Science and Engineering said: “The event was a great success and gave subject specialist teachers the opportunity to see related courses and careers in engineering that learners can progress to after completing their school phase of education.”
Karen Wright from Developing Young Workforce Forth Valley, said: “This event created an excellent opportunity for teachers and careers advisers to get out of the classroom and have an interactive experience, gaining first-hand knowledge from engineering lecturers and apprentices to support their pupils to make informed decisions about their future education and career pathways.”
If you want to find out more about courses available at Forth Valley College visit www.forthvalley.ac.uk or call 01324 403000.