Response to the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee
The Science and Technology Committee (Lords) conducted an inquiry into people and skills in UK STEM to consider whether the UK has a sufficiently skilled workforce to become a “science and technology superpower”, and to determine what policies can be implemented to develop and retain skills in the UK workforce. The Committee issued a call for written evidence and took oral evidence from September 2022.
Enginuity made a submission to the inquiry on 6 September 2022 providing evidence on:
- The skills gap in STEM,
- The role of cultural influences in increasing the uptake of STEM careers,
- Methods to encourage highly skilled people into STEM teaching, and
- The importance of STEM careers information in schools.
The Committee set out the findings of the Inquiry in a letter from the Chair of the Committee, Baroness Brown of Cambridge, to George Freeman, the Minister for Science, Research and Innovation.