Regional STEM Strategy

This Regional STEM strategy outlines how the Dundee City and Angus region can create a unique collaboration between D&A College, schools, government agencies, councils and regional bodies and universities to maximise STEM education and build capacity, ensuring a skilled STEM workforce aligned to industry demand.

This will develop the capability to deliver new and emerging technology provision that meets the needs of the key regional industry sectors.

The primary aims of the Dundee & Angus regional STEM strategy are to:

  1. align the STEM provisions to strengthen and build up capacity in areas of key economic importance (pipeline alignment)
  2. address weaknesses or gaps in provisions to meet employer needs and resolve deficiencies (e.g. career advice at the right time, gender bias)
  3. develop the conditions for collaborative working in STEM to create collective value.

Dundee City and Angus region has fewer people in STEM Producing occupations (3.5% and 2.6% of the workforce) than the rest of Scotland, and England and Wales. Data also reveals that Dundee City has more people in STEM Dependent occupations than elsewhere (12.6% of the workforce), and Angus has more people that are in the STEM using occupations.

This strategy outlines how the Dundee City and Angus region can create a unique collaboration between D&A College, schools, government agencies, councils and regional bodies and universities to maximise STEM education and build capacity, ensuring a skilled STEM workforce aligned to industry demand.

Defining a Regional STEM Strategy for the Dundee City & Angus Region (PDF)