Stanmore College is delighted to announce the achievement of a prestigious national standard.
The College has been awarded the New Engineering Foundation's (NEF) STEM Assured status which is the only outcome-based standard that quality assures scientific, technical, mathematical and engineering delivery in education and training in the UK. It is only awarded to organizations that can demonstrate provision of high quality and industry-led training and education in these key subjects and that the provision meets the current and future needs of industry.
NEF is an independent foundation supporting innovation and the development of SciTech skills.
STEM Assured is recognised by the UK commission for Employment & Skills (UKCES) and The National Apprenticeship Service (NAS).
Having been one of only ten colleges nationwide selected to host a Big Bang Science event in March 2013, and having shown determination and evidence of its ability to be at the forefront of the scientific, technical and mathematical curriculum, the award reflects the College’s expertise and the emphasis placed on industry relevant learning to ensure that students meet the needs of employers along with higher education requirements.
Jacqui Mace, Principal at Stanmore College, said: “We are extremely proud of this significant achievement which provides external endorsement of the quality of work that is done in these key disciplines at Stanmore. We have researched and made a considerable investment in our STEM facilities and resources to ensure that they are industry-relevant and that our students gain the knowledge, experience and skills needed to enhance their future opportunities. The award is also a tribute to our staff for having shown incredible commitment, enthusiasm and dedication towards the advancement of STEM at the College. We are grateful to industry specialists, employers and associates who have worked with us to ensure the growth and success of this area and we look forward to widening these opportunities in the future. We do not intend to sit on our laurels at Stanmore; there are futures at stake and STEM is a key driver for economic development.”
The award reflects the College’s expertise and the emphasis placed on industry relevant learning to ensure that students meet the needs of employers along with higher education requirements.
The College plans to celebrate its achievement by with a formal celebration of the award later in the year, by a well-known scientist.
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