The Net Zero Technology Centre is a partner of the Primary Engineer Programmes. Primary Engineer Programmes establish strong, meaningful links between the engineering industry and local schools, by training teachers and partnering schools with engineering professionals.
As an industry partner, we support the need to develop STEM and engage primary pupils in engineering.
We provide a real-world context to learning, offering children the opportunity to develop skills and behaviours through curriculum aligned engineering projects and engagement with our engineering professionals. This level of interaction increases the aspiration and career awareness for both teachers and pupils.
The Primary Engineer programme provides CPD training for teachers, allowing the programme to be run every year with a new group of pupils.
If you would like to nominate your school to take part, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teachers help create the next generation of engineers, scientists, innovators and entrepreneurs. To ensure they’re well equipped we offer a ‘train the teacher’ programme, where we invite teachers into the Net Zero Technology Centre and give them the information and resources to go back into their schools and confidently introduce STEM related activities.
A career in STEM goes beyond qualifications, and we engage with STEM recruiters to form an understating on the soft skills employers are also looking for. This empowers pupils in creating their personal statements and CVs, using this insight to help them stand out in selection processes.
Connecting young people to the world of work is an important first step on the career ladder, which is why we are supporting the 2022-2023 Career Ready Scotland programme, which launches on Thursday 25th November 2021. The programme offers young people the platform to develop new skills, boost their confidence and gain valuable workplace experience.
Our five 2021 Career Ready Students finished their four-week internship with us, gaining practical business skills, interview experience and networking opportunities.
Two of the Net Zero Technology Centre’s engineers describe what is involved in a typical day as a project Manager and Project Engineer.