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Equality in STEM promotes STEM careers at Get up to Speed exhibition

Writtin on 21 March, 2022
Equality in STEM promotes STEM careers at Get up to Speed exhibition

Equality in STEM will be exhibiting at Yorkshire’s largest annual employer-inspired science, technology, engineering, manufacturing (STEM) and construction showcase, Get up to Speed with STEM. The annual event for young people has over 4,000 booked to attend.

The event takes place at Magna Science Adventure Centre on Wednesday 23rd March giving young people the chance to see some of the UK’s most exciting STEM inventions and meet the people who design, build and operate them. Attendees can also speak to a host of businesses, inventors, apprentices and education providers on the future of these industries and the career opportunities within them.

Get up to Speed with STEM also gives companies taking part the opportunity to showcase their business, highlight career opportunities and current vacancies and meet with other businesses, whilst helping to address the skills gap in STEM-related industries.

Equality in STEM Founder, Jackie Cook has been involved in the annual careers event since its inception over 10 years ago, is a STEM Ambassador and supporter of The Work-wise Foundation that organisers the event in partnership with a team of volunteers from businesses across the region.

Jackie said “We are proud supporters of The Work-wise Foundation and are pleased to be supporting the annual Get up to Speed with STEM careers showcase. I have worked in STEM sectors for nearly 30 years, I left college at 16, started work and completed my CIM (Chartered Institute of Marketing) qualifications whilst working full-time, achieving a MSc in Marketing Management from Sheffield Hallam University. I’m keen to promote the range of routes into both marketing and STEM careers and share the opportunities available in the STEM sectors to address the skills shortages the sectors are facing.”