Hazzard welcomes college initiative on important ‘STEM’ subjects

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Thursday, July 19th, 2012
Sinn Féin MLA Chris Hazzard has welcomed the initiative by South Eastern Regional College to increase the number of people who study Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths, collectively known as STEM subjects. Speaking to Newry Times, Hazzard said the number of students studying STEM subjects has been falling over recent years yet it is one area where job opportunities are actually on the increase. “The initiative by SERC to introduce special rates for students enrolling in STEM subjects have seen a large increase in the number of people signing up and this has to be welcomed. The importance of science cannot be understated; colleges that prioritise science and technology, in both their curriculum and extra-curricular activities, will help us to create a workforce that can fill skills gaps in society, helping to drive our economy forward in these difficult times.” He added, “Not only has the initiative enticed more young people but it has also attracted mature students back into the classroom. SERC must be congratulated on this initiative and I would appeal to people to get the SERC prospectus for the forthcoming term and find a course that will help them back into employment, increase their chance of promotion or even just find a hobby or interest that they can fully enjoy.”
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