Cornwall College announced today that it has been awarded STEM assured status by the New Engineering Foundation.
STEM Assured status identifies good practice in the way the College engages with employers and the community as a whole in terms of championing the STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) agenda.
Andrew Smart, Head of Cornwall College Newquay explained:
“More and more education opportunities are appearing in Cornwall in STEM areas from level 1 right through to Masters Degrees. You don’t have to leave the county to develop a STEM based career and it’s not just academic courses, many apprenticeships are available to develop individuals who can apply STEM in their chosen field of work. ”
NEF visited the College to assess areas of the STEM provision, speaking to staff, students and employers at the Camborne, St Austell, Newquay, Falmouth Marine School and Duchy College campuses.
Cornwall College has been involved in a number of STEM projects including hosting the Bloodhound SuperSonic Car (SSC), walking on water in non-Newtonian liquid experiments and the recent Greenpower event at Newquay Cornwall Airport.
The New Engineering Foundation (NEF) is an independent grant awarding and receiving educational charity and think-tank that supports improvement in science, engineering and technology.