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Welcome toThe STEM Exchange

The STEM Exchange acts as a matching service bringing together individual teachers and tutors from colleges, private training providers and charities involved in Further Education (FE) with employers within their area who have agreed to support in professional development activities.

The STEM Exchange is part of the wider STEM Alliance project established by Semta and commissioned and funded by the
Education and Training Foundation (ETF).



Employers who support The STEM Exchange provide vital opportunities for STEM related practitioners to gain valuable CPD, this flexible approach ranges from short 1-2-1 sessions with professionals working in industry, to dedicated programmes of up-skilling.

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Those in the FE sector who access The STEM Exchange are provided with tailored and geographical convenient opportunities to improve their own learning, develop more relevant and current training materials and truly understand employer’s current staff development needs through first hand interaction.

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To view and apply for the latest work experience opportunities available on our new hub visit The STEM Experience.

Latest News

Success Story: STEM Improvement Programme

The difficulties employers face recruiting individuals with the right STEM skills is well documented and widespread (42% of employers cite this difficulty). Colleges and training providers experience similar problems recruiting and retaining STEM teaching and training staff. It is against this backdrop that The Education and Training Foundation commissioned and funded Semta to deliver a STEM Improvement Programme under The STEM Alliance banner.

In addition to delivering The STEM Exchange, Semta has implemented a wide range of initiatives to encourage greater collaboration among practitioners and the development and dissemination of STEM teaching resources and bes ....

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