New Careers Module on BT STEM Crew to support National Careers Week
In support of National Careers Week (6-11th March 2017), a new careers module has been launched on BT STEM Crew in conjunction with Land Rover BAR the British Challenger for the 35th America’s Cup.
In addition to running educational school visits to the on-site Tech Deck at Land Rover BAR, and organising on the water sailing projects, the 1851 Trust in partnership with Land Rover BAR and BT has developed an exciting digital learning platform called BT STEM Crew.
Completely free of charge, BT STEM Crew is designed for teachers of STEM subjects (i.e. science, technology, engineering and maths) to use in classrooms for 11-16 year olds to help deliver key modules in an exciting way, using real life examples from the America’s Cup race boat and Land Rover BAR team to inspire students.
This week, the 1851 Trust is delighted to launch a new careers section on BT STEM Crew. A series of interviews with people who work across the Land Rover BAR team – including team sailors, designers, engineers, a meteorologist, sustainability officer, software developers and shore support roles – demonstrating the huge variety of career paths available to students who choose to study STEM subjects as school.
Teachers and career leaders: view the profiles and register for BT STEM Crew here: stemcrew.co.uk/careers
Jo Stocks, CEO of 1851 Trust comments “The 1851 Trust aims to use the excitement surrounding Land Rover BAR and the British campaign for the Americas Cup as a way of inspiring future generations to follow STEM subjects.
Whilst there are only 6 sailors on board the racing, the whole team includes over 100 people, working in technical design, build and performance improvement roles. Whilst these people are not seen on TV their contribution is vital and we believe it is important for young people to know about these exciting career opportunities. This latest development in our BT STEM Crew platform is a valuable resource for any teacher or careers adviser.”