The Engineering Education Scheme Wales (EESW) is a non-profit, educational charity which has been in existence since 1989.
We run schemes across Wales to inspire and motivate young people to choose a career in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). In July 2010, EESW received funding from the European Social Fund to develop and extend its activities through the STEM Cymru project within the Convergence areas of Wales. EESW and its STEM Cymru project encompasses the Engineering Education Scheme Wales, i2E, Go4SET, Headstart Cymru, The Year in Industry, F1 in Schools and Girls into Engineering. The centre at Waterton is also the Wales National Education Centre for the Bloodhound SSC project.
We run numerous activities, providing students with the opportunity to gain practical experience working with industries, businesses and higher education. Activities include designing, making and racing a model F1 car, working with companies on real engineering problems, experiencing life as an engineering undergraduate at University and investigating, designing and modelling an innovative solution to an environmental problem.
These strands will benefit students from ages 12 to 19 of all abilities, and the aim is to further their knowledge and experience of practical STEM. The strands of the project are designed to provide a progression of innovative technological and engineering activities to contextualise and improve skills in STEM.
“The strands of the project are designed to provide a progression of innovative technological and engineering activities to contextualise and improve skills in STEM.”
Students participating in all strands can enhance and gain essential and key skills, as well as improving their employability skills. Some of the strands offer students the chance to obtain a CREST Award, which is officially endorsed by UCAS. Students participating in EESW, also have the opportunity to complete an Extended Project which can earn them up to 70 UCAS points. We also provide students with an insight into STEM as a career and can help them to decide which course to study at University or Further Education College.
Engineering Education Scheme Wales Ltd – Company limited by guarantee 07776138 – Registered Charity 1144651