Make the Grade in STEM set to launch in Birmingham

An exciting new Make the Grade project is set to launch in Birmingham in September 2018 with funding from Millenium Point.

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The Birmingham charity's work hopes to showcase the city as a place known for leadership in science, technology, design and innovation and engage and enthuse more people in the region about science, tech and digital.

Our programme includes a variety of exciting employer-led activities to help young people to understand career opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) including:

  • Infrastructure Challenges to involve students in activities linked to the HS2 rail terminal and Commonwealth Games facilities 
  • A Tech for Girls event to provide girls from different schools with access to employer-led technology workshops, female panels and speakers, hosted at Thinktank within Millennium Point.
  • Business treks to link digital technology employers that have graduate-level jobs to FE and HE level students to show them the opportunities that are available within the digital sector in Birmingham.

The programme is particularly focused on increasing the pool of younger entrants to STEM occupations and to support the growth potential of businesses within particularly the technology sectors, by promoting and furthering understanding of STEM, in order to address skills gaps. 

whitcliffe STEM Day

Opportunities for STEM businesses to get involved

If you're a business in the Birmingham area that offers careers that require STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths) skills and/or qualifications you can get involved with some of the programme's activities next year.

For more information please contact

Opportunities for secondary schools to get involved 

If you're a secondary school in the Birmingham area that would like take part in some of these activities next academic year at no cost to yourselves, please contact for more information.


Find out how you can get involved in our Digital project taking place in Greater Birmingham & Solihull this year >>

See live tweets from our #MaketheGrade activities in local schools and colleges by following our Twitter account >> 

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