‘SWITCHING ON’ TO STEM - INCREASING THE TALENT POOL OF SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS
Science and engineering are crucial to life in the 21st century, and key to solving many of the world’s major challenges. However, there is a shortage of scientists and engineers across the European Union, with 43% of manufacturing employers reporting difficulties in recruiting an appropriately skilled workforce.
This paper was written by CIEC's Director, Joy Parvin, in collaboration with the European Petrochemical Association (EPCA). It addresses this skills shortage by describing effective ways in which industry and policy makers can work more with young people.
The paper was launched at EPCA's Annual Conference in Berlin, 5-7 October 2015.