In recent years, we’ve seen transformative changes in how to nurture and inspire the minds of tomorrow.

Identifying creative ways to connect with those in education and re-imagining how teaching is expressed and experienced will ensure we produce a vibrant new generation of thinkers and innovators.

Why Glasgow?

STEM skills are increasingly important for tackling national and global challenges, but there is a global talent shortage of 38%. Women make up just 28% of scientific researchers worldwide.

City of Glasgow College, Glasgow Kelvin College and Glasgow Clyde College outlined the first college-led regional strategy for STEM delivery in the UK.

This set out a collaborative vision for 2015-2020 and committed to developing a strong STEM talent pipeline for learners of all ages, backgrounds and abilities, to support key growth sectors.

City of Glasgow College has demonstrated a clear commitment to tacking the under-representation of women within the STEM sector. The College works with industry partners in delivering the ENGENDERING STEM and Inclusive Value programmes. Both programmes are designed to support employers in assessing current working practices and engage the developing workforce in discussions relating to careers in the industry.

Scottish Institute of Innovation and Knowledge Exchange (SIKE)

In October 2017, the City of Glasgow College was appointed as the host institute for the Scottish Institute of Innovation and Knowledge Exchange (SIKE). The Institute aims to provide a vital link between colleges, universities, innovation centres and industry and to foster the development of a coordinated culture of innovation, applied research and collaborative capacity building. It does so by gathering robust evidence of labour market skills needs whilst acting as a change agent and driving force towards the widespread adoption of new techniques, skills and technological innovations.

The Institute has enabled the College to enhance its innovation capability and has driven both economic value and social benefit to its students, staff and external stakeholders. More than 200 senior managers and business leaders have participated in innovation masterclasses designed to boost inclusive growth and productivity, and membership of the Institute has continued to grow. The Institute has acted as the primary vehicle for securing, managing and delivering a range of high-profile and high-impact projects, within the fields of innovation, construction, technology, engineering and equality.

Construction Scotland Innovation Centre and Sir Robert McAlpine Gender Equality Project

City of Glasgow College has been appointed by Sir Robert McAlpine and funded by the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre to deliver an 18 month project supporting construction industry employers to assess and improve workplace inclusivity. The project is being delivered in partnership with Equate Scotland; Scotland’s National Gender Equality Agency and seeks to engage over 1500 construction representatives through an extensive consultation and assessment process