Techniquest is joining forces with leading global organisation Dow Corning, aiding its mission to inspire the next generation of the STEM workforce.
The company has provided the science discovery centre, based in Cardiff Bay, with almost £10,000 which will fund some of its essential projects.
Thanks to the partnership, Techniquest will be able to host more of its science shows and workshops for local schools in South Wales.
The collaboration will see Techniquest’s science co-ordinators deliver the centre’s Sensational Science show to a minimum of 4,000 schools in the Vale of Glamorgan. With a view to inspire the next generation of talent and encourage STEM careers, it will also provide a brand-new Chemistry workshop to 1,000 secondary school pupils in the Barry area.
Lesley Kirkpatrick, CEO of Techniquest, said:
“We’re thrilled to be working with Dow Corning for our school programme. This project will help to raise the profile of STEM careers and further education, particularly within modern industry in Wales.
“Working with Dow Corning means we can raise the standard of STEM education and improve the talent pool across Wales, while supporting the Welsh Government’s Qualified for Life – Focus on Science campaign, which is instrumental in educating young people on opportunities in the STEM industries.”
Kepa Diaz De Mendibil, Barry Site Director of Dow Corning commented:
“We aim to be a responsible part of the local community and are advocates of the STEM program, we are therefore delighted that our donation will enable Techniquest to host more science shows and workshops for schools in South Wales.
“As a company, we were drawn to supporting the science discovery centre, particularly as their shows and workshops highlight the wealth of opportunity that young people can enjoy when taking up science or engineering based careers – something that is vital to ensure the UK remains globally competitive.”