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The Year In Industry: Meeting Future Industry Demands in STEM

Engineering Development Trust
Glasgow Science Centre, Board Room
Friday, March 13, 2015 - 08:30 to 10:00

Engineering Development Trust (EDT) is an education charity that provides STEM enrichment activities to 30,000 young people across the UK, every year www.etrust.org.uk

Glasgow City of Science is an pioneering, multi-disciplinary partnership of 65 organisations that aims to promote science and innovation in Glasgow and the West.  Boosting STEM skills and jobs to leverage sustainable economic growth is a key objective of the partnership. www.glasgowcityofscience.com

Celebrating its 29th year in 2015, EDT;s "Year in Industry" (or YINI) scheme is a leading provider of UK-based work placements.  This programe specialises in providing talented young people with high-quality placement in all areas of engineering, science, computing and business.

  • 99% of students said YINI had a positive impact on their career
  • 92% of the participating engineering companies consider the scheme relevant to their company's needs
  • 98% of managers would recommend the scheme

Placements can be finance / business, marketing and logistics related, as well as scientific . technical.  In 2015, EDT is proud to partner with Glasgow City of Science to deliver support to the YINI scheme within Glasgow City, ensuring more local employers and young people get involved in the scheme.

Our breakfast guests will include Meg Wright (EDT) and Caroline Jardine-Smith (EDT) as well as Dr Susie Mitchell (Glasgow City of Science) on how The Year in Industry skills development programme works in practice.  Real ilfe case studies will illustrate how the scheme contributes to business innovation whilst providing a highly cost effective and impactful resources.

Read more on the YINI scheme here and Centrica's experience of the scheme here

To confirm your attendance, please e-mail: leona.seaton@glasgowchamberofcommerce.com