Free STEM training for youth workers

Wellcome is offering free STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) training to youth workers this summer.

Informal science experiment to make a lightbulb glow by microwaving it in a glass of water.

Credit: Thomas SG Farnetti, Wellcome

Informal science experiment to make a lightbulb glow by microwaving it in a glass of water.

The training, which has been developed in partnership with the British Science Association, is taking place across the UK until 21 July 2016.

The two-day course is for youth workers who want to learn accessible, engaging and hands-on ways to engage young people with STEM subjects.

Valuable STEM skills can also support young people’s personal and social development.

Youth workers who take part will:

  • learn about the value of STEM skills
  • develop skills and confidence to include STEM activities in their programmes
  • find out about national STEM opportunities and initiatives
  • develop their own STEM action plan for implementation.

Dates and venues

To register for a session, please choose one of the links below:

22-23 June, Centre for Life, Newcastle upon Tyne

30 June-1 July, W5, Belfast

14-15 July, Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, London (led by Natural History Museum)

20-21 July, The Deep, Hull

1-2 August, At-Bristol Science Centre, Bristol

18-19 August, Glasgow Science Centre, Glasgow

10-11 September, Thinktank, Birmingham

4-5 October, Catalyst, Merseyside

All the sessions will run from 9am-5pm and we will provide lunch and refreshments on each of the days.

Contact

Email Nehanda Truscott-Reid, n.truscott-reid@wellcome.ac.uk for more information.