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STEAM Strategy in Aarhus prepares youngsters for the job market

Thanks to the project, youngsters will be better equipped for their future employment

  • lørdag d. 22. februar 2020, 20.00
  • Author TheMayor.EU
Medium steam strategy in aarhus
Kilde: Municipality of Aarhus

In recent years, businesses have become increasingly oriented towards (higher) education and the practical training of young people in fields such as science, digitalization, mathematical skills.

There is a growing awareness of the need for young people to be involved in science in order to be better equipped to solve the future problems facing the world. Such a focus also means that potential employees will also be far better prepared to meet the demands of the labour market.

STEAM Strategy implementation in Aarhus

Aarhus Municipality has also begun work on these issues. The basis used is the so-called STEAM strategy (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) that refers to an interdisciplinary approach to learning.

It increases students' interest in different subject areas and increases their competence and ability to solve complex problems. The goal is to integrate these disciplines into the education system to help develop innovative and creative thinking in students of all ages.

The idea is not simply to integrate these scientific fields into courses or in thematic camps. Rather, the goal is to transform the schools’ and universities’ curricula. Thus, through the dedicated efforts of teachers and students, educational facilities will be able to equip future professionals with skills and knowledge to support their professional path.

On February 4, 2020, a seminar was organized by the Municipality of Aarhus. The invitees were teachers and students, members of the public, business, various organizations and associations.

The program that is set to be developed will include the best possible multidisciplinary solutions. Ole Sejer Iversen, a professor at the University of Aarhus, who is a prominent proponent of digital education, also participated in the seminar.

The presentation started by outlining the general goals for enhancing the interest of young people in science in general and its branches in particular. According to Thomas Medom, a Counsellor for youth, students will have in their possession a fairly strong arsenal to become competitive enough for the labour market of today.

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