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Government minister tests key north project for himself

Issued 27 August 2012
Government minister tests key north project for himself

Pictured with (left to right) Dr Evelyn Gray of the University of the Highlands and Islands and STEM ambassadors Colleen MacIntosh and Jamie Matheson of LifeScan.


Dr Alasdair Allan MSP, Minister for Learning, Science and Scotland’s Languages visited the University of the Highlands and Islands Department of Diabetes and Cardiovascular Science, based at the Centre for Health Science in Inverness, on Friday (24 August) to experience first-hand the work of the STEM North of Scotland initiative.

STEM aims to increase the number of young people with science, technology, engineering and maths qualifications and ensure a skilled workforce to support the region’s key sectors.

Its STEM Ambassadors Programme, in partnership with Highlands and Islands Enterprise, provides role models to young people with real life perspective of careers in this area. There are currently around 500 ambassadors in the Highlands and Islands from a diverse range of more than 120 companies.

 

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