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CEME is proud to have delivered the Gateway to Skills programme, which has kindly been sponsored by SEGRO, and supported by SEGRO volunteers. 

Our new Gateway to Skills Impact Report sets out the key findings and results from the programme, delivered between March 2022 and July 2023. We have been working with more than 1,000 students in Havering, Barking and Dagenham and Newham through our Gateway to Skills STEM day.

Many of the new jobs set to be created within our boroughs will be in engineering, construction, technology and manufacturing, which is why it is important to support impactful STEM learning and engagement in our schools, and ensure our young people understand the career opportunities and pathways open to them. 

The CEME Gateway to Skills initiative was relaunched at the end of March 2022, sponsored by SEGRO, to give local secondary school students aged between 12 and 15 access to first-class training and equipment to develop their STEM skills. 

The aim of this initiative is to complement the national curriculum by bringing STEM learning to school students in a fun, interactive and engaging way, encouraging our young people to follow pathways into STEM careers. 

We work with professional STEM tutors to bring an exciting and hands-on experience to students, which includes a range of fun activities including the designing, building, and testing of crash proof and robotic vehicles, wind turbines, bridges, and a Mars landing rover. STEM days are held at our East London innovation campus during term time, providing a new and fun environment for learning outside of the school setting.

Find out more at ceme.co.uk/skills-development