New Online Course for STEM Ambassadors and Teachers: My Skills My Life
The WISE ‘My Skills My Life’ campaign is a research-based approach that aims to challenge the perceptions of STEM careers with school age girls. The best way for women and girls to see themselves working in a STEM role is through having inspirational STEM role models. The aim is to reach 200,000 girls over the next 4 years, and we can all get involved in helping achieve this!
The online resource provides access to hundreds of job roles and role models to help girls find rewarding careers in STEM. The tool features a personality quiz, which girls complete, to give them 3 personality types. They are then matched with role models and job roles with the same types. My Skills My Life can be taken into the classroom, into community groups and even big national events!
To ensure a high standard of sessions and consistency across the country, an online training course for STEM Ambassadors, that teachers can also complete, has been created. The course touches on the awareness of unconscious bias and how that affects young people, and how to deliver My Skills My Life in a classroom or at an event. The 2 simple modules talk you through the process and include easy to follow tasks to enhance your understanding. It should take about 40 minutes to complete both modules.
The platform also provides all the basic resources necessary to run sessions. STEM Ambassadors receive a certificate after the training has been completed and a session has been logged. Anyone can deliver the sessions, so long as they are passionate and enthusiastic about encouraging young people into the STEM sector.
You can register and create an account to complete the training here.
STEM Ambassadors can also get involved with the campaign by creating a role model profile. Remember this counts as volunteering activity!
First published: 4 June 2020