12 September 2016
At this year’s British Science Festival at Swansea University last week, Siemens launched their own unique STEM skills programme with digital badges, based on Siemens award-winning STEM education portal resources, also created by zinc.
Science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) are happening everywhere in cars, at theme parks, under the sea and definitely in the classroom! However, the exciting world of STEM and its wide ranging opportunities are going unrecognised by young people. By 2022, the UK will need an additional 1.82 million people with engineering skills and now is the time to get involved.
Siemens is one of the first major UK employers and the first engineering company in the UK to create their own digital badges. By embracing this new way of rewarding skills beyond the classroom, Siemens aims to inspire a new generation to explore and get curious about the world of STEM.
Digital badges is one of many projects forming part of Siemens Education and the Curiosity Project programme, designed to engage young people in considering a STEM career.