Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM)

Both the Northern Ireland Executive’s ‘Programme for Government’ and the Skills Strategy for Northern Ireland, ‘Success through Skills –Transforming Futures’, recognised that the future success of the Northern Ireland economy would require increased numbers of skilled workers with Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) qualifications.

Success through STEM

‘Success Through STEM’, a strategy to take forward work to equip our workforce with the STEM skills necessary to support the needs of business in Northern Ireland, was developed and approved by the Executive in 2011.

The continued and increasing need for STEM skills has been reinforced by the Northern Ireland Skills Barometer and will, therefore, be one of the issues considered in the development of the new Skills Strategy. Work on this is ongoing and a draft strategy will be issued for consultation later this year.

STEM-related reports

A series of STEM-related reports have been issued by Matrix NI, the Northern Ireland Science Industry Panel, covering areas such as Women in STEM, AI Research in NI and Creative Technologies.

Further information

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