Access to HE Students Sign Up To RSciTech Scheme
Staff from Tresham’s School of Health, Care, Early Years and Access to HE are extremely proud to have been approved to offer students the chance to sign up to the Registered Science Technicians (RSciTech) scheme from 2015-16. The professional register for science technicians was launched in 2012 and is supported by the Gatsby Charitable Foundation.
The Registered Science Technician award recognises those working in technical roles as professionals in their field and being approved by the scheme will greatly benefit students studying the Access to Higher Education Science pathway. Students at Tresham will have the opportunity to sign up to the register, improving their employment prospects, both in the UK and also in other countries as well as improve their progression to university. The award assures employers that a technician has the degree of competence required by the profession and is therefore highly valued.
The scheme was established to tackle an acute shortage of technicians in the UK economy and Tresham remains committed to improving the skills of school leavers and adults in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects. By 2020 it is predicted the UK will need an additional 450,000 technicians to meet the needs of employers in the high-growth science, engineering and technology-related sectors alone.
Tresham is only one of eight colleges to have approved to participate in the scheme this year. Head of School for Access, Sarah Nolan, said:
“This is an amazing opportunity for our Access to HE learners. They will get the opportunity to work in industry and really test their ability to conduct research for a project that is real and relevant. It wasn’t easy to get this approval but the facilities we have alongside the passion and dedication of the staff here at Tresham has ensured this opportunity for our learners. I am looking forward to seeing the great work the Access to HE learners will complete.”