This project convenes actors at all levels across the Vocational Education and Training (VET) system and the beneficiaries in order to promote change which is sustainable in the long term. By involving aspiring female STEM entrepreneurs and graduates at the heart of our VET response, the voice of business is central to the partnership’s activity.
The fact that women have different approaches to enterprise development, learn in different ways and require different support structures is well documented on paper, but often unexplored in action. The Start up in STEM course will address many of these aspects, using multimedia, interactive formats to generate both attitudinal change and grow confidence in technical skills. This responds to the need to develop more strategic and integrated use of open education resources in education and training systems.