Thousands of new opportunities are anticipated in the Highlands and Islands over the next few years in sectors such as energy, life sciences and digital technologies.

To ensure our young people are in the best possible position to benefit from these opportunities, we need to inspire more of them to study Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

That’s what the Science Skills Academy is all about. With a network of inspirational STEM rooms, we are working with schools, employers and families to provide exciting and stimulating activities that engage young people and make them aware of the new opportunities coming their way.

 

Inspire:  Hands-on practical sessions are designed to excite and inspire students, and encourage them to study STEM subjects in the future

 

Opportunities: Students are introduced to the wide variety of STEM career pathways, both in the Highlands and Islands region, and beyond

 

 

Community: Each STEM Room works in partnership with local schools, communities and employers to ensure that local requirements are met and activities complement STEM industries in the community

Upcoming events

 

Cyber Security Christmas Lectures

11.12.17   10:00-12:00 or 12:30-14:30

Hello Digital, An Lochran, Inverness

The Skills Development Scotland annual High School Christmas lectures are now in their 6th year. The lectures are always the ‘week before, the week before’ Christmas and this year is no exception. The format is two hours of interactive presentations on a wide range of subjects around Cyber Security. The aim of the lectures are to encourage a new generation of Cyber Security experts through examples of how fun the career can be. This is achieved through great speakers, demonstrations and many, many Kilos of chocolate.
Click here for more information or book your place.

 

Primary NHS Health Science Day (Inverness)

15.12.17

Centre for Health Science, Inverness

P6 pupils from Raigmore Primary School will have the opportunity to learn about health sciences at this fun and interactive session run in collaboration by NHS Highland and the Science Skills Academy. Pupils will visit the Clinical Skills Centre in Inverness, where doctors and nurses from the Highlands receive their training, and will get the opportunity to take part in some simulated medical scenarios.

 

Primary  NHS Health Science Days (Lochaber)

01.02.18 and 02.02.18

Caol Community Centre, Fort William

P6 pupils from primary schools throughout Lochaber will have the opportunity to learn about health sciences at this fun and interactive session run in collaboration by NHS Highland and the Science Skills Academy. Pupils will have the opportunity to take part in some simulated medical scenarios, and will get hands-on with medical equipment used by doctors and nurses, to learn more about the health science profession.

 

 

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