How 3D digital technologies can inspire young people to pursue STEM careers


The UK Government’s commitment to nurturing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education was further cemented in this March’s spring statement. UK Chancellor Philip Hammond outlined a series of initiatives aimed at helping to nurture vital skills that employers need to create the workforce of the future.

In particular, Hammond highlighted the Government’s mission of “returning technical and vocational skills to the heart of our educational system.” The hope is that the launch of T-Level qualifications in September 2020 will give young people the opportunity to achieve a qualification equal to three A-levels, whilst getting ‘on-the-job’ experience.

It’s undeniable that STEM education will remain core to fostering the future workforce and innovation in the UK, and help tackle global environment, sustainability and resource challenges. However, despite efforts to date, undergraduate enrolments in STEM subjects represent just under a third of enrolments in all subjects. So, what more can be done to inspire the next generation?

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