Education & STEM
GE recognises the vital need for quality education, especially for individuals from under-represented or disadvantaged backgrounds.
Robust communities and education systems are essential to a strong and diverse workforce and for our future prosperity.
Our education strategy combines curriculum support, skill sharing and career guidance. We are keen to support schools in meeting the Gatsby Benchmarks for Good Career Guidance, which were introduced in 2018. To stay focused on this, our of our key targets is to achieve a certain number of STEM-inspired career conversations with young people and their adult influencers every year. These conversations may be in person or virtual and should last at least 15 minutes. Ideally we will have more than one conversation with the same young person over the course of a year.
All our education programmes aim to raise aspirations and attainment in STEM-related subjects. Many are "home grown", such as #STEMtogether and GirlsGetSET, but we also have strong partnerships with respected educational providers and charities such as the Engineering Development Trust (EDT), STEM Learning and the Smallpeice Trust.
To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.
Thomas Edison, GE Founder