Worcester Bosch helps pupils develop STEM skills at HQ

Worcester Bosch has hosted a FIRST LEGO League Explore Festival to inspire the next generation of children interested in STEM topics of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths at its headquarters in Worcester.

The Initiative formed part of celebrations for 125 years of Bosch in the UK.

The partnership addresses the need to combat the current skills gap in STEM as a report by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) in December 2022, showing a shortfall of over 173,000 workers in the STEM sector, costing the economy a shocking £1.5bn per annum.

The FIRST LEGO League is a global initiative that strives to engage children between the ages of 4 and 16, to help children build habits of learning, confidence, and teamwork through hands-on experiences with science and technology.

As part of the action-packed morning, children from Perry Wood, St Georges Catholic Primary, Sychampton School, Upton Snodsbury and St Peters Church of England Academy were welcomed by Carl Arntzen, Worcester Bosch CEO, who spoke with the children about how interesting and important STEM topics are.

Carl Arntzen, Worcester Bosch CEO, said: “As a business with strong routes in engineering, we at Worcester Bosch are acutely aware of the ever-present skills gap in the STEM industries. As a result, and as part of the 125 years of Bosch in the UK activities we are proud to partner with FIRST LEGO League and directly engage with young people of all ages in STEM. We are committed to inspire individuals into the field by dedicating time to sharing the knowledge and enthusiasm to help develop tomorrow’s engineers.”

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