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A number of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) events are coming to Hampshire in 2020 and marine businesses are being encouraged to get involved to inspire the next generation and fill the skills gaps.

It is evidenced that early intervention can be a very cost effective targeted way of raising children's aspirations and broadening their horizons. Giving children the chance to meet volunteers from the world of work helps them to see the meaning and relevance of the STEM subjects they are studying at school work. The aim is to show children the vast range of STEM opportunities and ensure they don't start ruling out options at a young age.

EBP South works with young people from Primary Schools to Colleges across Hampshire and the surrounding areas providing a range of in-house career guidance programmes and activities; as well as external events.

EBP South are the experts in careers guidance for young people providing a single point of contact for schools to engage with 3500+ businesses and businesses to engage with over 90 schools across Hampshire and the surrounding areas.

Businesses can make a real and lasting change to the lives of many young people whilst benefiting your own business. By brokering the partnership EBP make it easy for you to engage with schools and colleges as your one-point of contact, in order to highlight careers in the marine sector.

EBP South are working in partnership with Portsmouth Water to host their annual Primary Schools' STEM Fair, aimed at 9/10 year olds (Years 5/6). It will be run over 2 days and will take place on Tuesday 10th & Wednesday 11th March 2020 at CEMAST, Lee-On-Solent.

For Secondary School students the following events are taking place in 2020:

The Big Bang @ Solent - this is the biggest STEM event in South Hampshire which is open to students in Years 7-11. Given the importance of the marine sector in this region it would be great to have involvement from as many marine businesses as possible. The event is an inspiring and exciting learning experience that is full of interactive science, engineering and technology activities. The Big Bang @ Solent takes place at the Botleigh Grange Hotel, Hedge End Thursday 30th April 2019.

TeenTech is a lively one-day interactive programme with a supporting Awards Scheme founded by broadcaster, Maggie Philbin. The event aims to change perceptions of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) careers amongst teenagers and their teachers and act as a catalyst to encourage industry to engage with young people. TeenTech gives you a chance for your business to engage with your future workforce, showcasing the technology and opportunities available.

The event takes place on Thursday 18th June 2020 at Hampshire Court Hotel, Basingstoke and is open to all schools in Hampshire.

Information about all the events can be found at the following link, together with more information about how businesses can get involved with inspiring the next generation into the marine sector:

For more information on how to involve your business in career events please contact Jacquie Jones at EBP South on

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Posted 2019-10-16 08:53:03

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