New funding to help Forth Valley College provide essential online STEM resources

Forth Valley College has used funding from SP Energy Networks’ Green Economy Fund to boost STEM education in schools.

Thursday, 4th March 2021, 5:43 pm
A science project.

The project was awarded over £43,000 from the Green Economy Fund, and involves a combination of approaches to facilitate STEM learning effectively, efficiently, and remotely.

This includes; the development of innovative online materials, knowledge exchange events from industry experts and providing opportunities for collaboration between education, business, and other key stakeholders.

The online learning resources are available to all schools across Scotland who request access from the college, and so far, more than 50 schools have signed up to benefit from Forth Valley College’s online resources.

Mhairi Hay, director of curriculum for engineering and science, said: “We can’t thank SP Energy Networks enough for the very generous grant we received. It has allowed us to support teachers and students during these unprecedented times with STEM home learning.

"We are confident this training will help inspire and encourage the next generation of STEM professionals in Scotland.”

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