STEM AND THE CITY
It is important to recognise that the development of many of the higher order thinking skills associated with STEM (analytical and creativity, collaboration and innovation) opens doors to employment that may not be initially recognised as associated with STEM. The message that STEM keeps options open is one that needs to be reiterated to our young people, their families and our practitioners.
The key sectors for Glasgow’s economy, as defined by Glasgow’s Economic Leadership, are Low Carbon Industries, Engineering, Life Sciences, Finance and Business Services, Tourism and Higher/Further education. STEM is integral to most of these and the development of STEM skills in our young people will allow them to be well equipped for these growth areas in their future.