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Education and industry unite at STEMhub

On Tuesday 14 March, we hosted our second STEMhub of the academic year.

Representatives from the Army, Kier, CBEBP, Rockwell Collins and Engineering UK attended to network with various schools from the local area, including Reading Girls’ School, Church End Academy, Leighton Park School and the Woodley Primary Cluster, all with the aim of collaborating to enrich the quality of STEM education for children.

Karen Garner, Employer Support Manager at Engineering UK, said: “As the Employer Support Manager on the Tomorrow’s Engineers programme, the STEMhub event held at UTC Reading was an informative evening providing an opportunity for local schools and STEM employers to discuss school engagement, to inspire young people and develop the future STEM workforce.”

Karen Gracie-Langrick, Deputy Head, Academic Studies and IB Co-ordinator at Leighton Park School, commented: “It was lovely to come to UTC finally, having been keen to visit for some time and also to meet up so as to network with some interesting groups. I am hopeful that some of those I met will be available to man a stand or do a short workshop about careers or apprenticeships in their field to our students and those from external schools when we host the BIG BANG CAREERS event at Leighton Park school on 4 July.”

The purpose of STEMhub is to facilitate communication between schools and industry partners to encourage them to organise STEM-related events at their schools. If you are interested in attending the next STEMhub on 13 June 2017, we would be delighted to hear from you – please email

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