Policy Drivers

Scottish Government STEM Strategy – aims to build Scotland’s capacity to deliver excellent STEM learning, and to close equity gaps in participation and attainment in STEM.

ESP have continued to strongly influence the establishment of Scotland’s Colleges as being central to the delivery mechanism of the Scottish Government’s STEM Strategy. Working with key partners: SFC, Education.

Scotland and SDS, regional STEM partnerships are now being formed with colleges leading in a coordination role with local stakeholders involving DYW regional managers, local authorities, schools and companies to work together on a regional STEM strategy.

We continue to support the delivery of the STEM Strategy through our involvement in the STEM Hub Steering Group. The aim is to support colleges with a range of options, interventions and resources available to support the development of the Regional STEM Hub Partnership strategy/action plan development and delivery.