The National Assembly for Wales’ Enterprise and Business Committee
undertook a follow-up Inquiry into Science, Technology, Engineering and
Mathematics (STEM) Skills
Terms of reference:
- What impact has the Welsh Government’s strategy Science for
Wales and Delivery Plan had on science, technology, engineering and
mathematics (STEM) skills in Wales?
- What progress has been made in addressing the issues identified in
the Enterprise and Learning Committee’s 2011 inquiry into the STEM agenda,
- The adequacy of provision of STEM skills in schools, further
education colleges, higher education and work-based learning (including
- Value for money from the additional funding to support and promote
STEM skills and whether the current supply of STEM skills is meeting the
needs of the Welsh labour market;
- The supply of education professionals able to teach STEM subjects
and the impact of Initial Teacher Training Grants and the Graduate
Teacher Programme on recruiting STEM teachers and education
- The effectiveness of education and business links between
education institutions and STEM employers.
- Whether any progress has been made on addressing negative
perceptions and gender stereotypes of STEM and promoting good practice to
encourage women to acquire STEM skills and to follow STEM related careers.
- What progress has been made on learning STEM skills through Welsh
medium education and training?
Evidence from the Public
The Committee held a public consultation to gather evidence on this topic.