Camden STEAM Commission Report Released

A new report, Creating Camden’s 21st Century Talent by the Council-led Science, Technoldy, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEAM) Commission, sets out plans for how young people can better benefit from the global organisations working in Camden.

The report was launched at Google in Kings Cross on Monday 12th June 2017, during Kondon Tech Week.

World renowned institutions, including the British Library, The Francis Crick Institute and Central Saint Martins, alongside Google and ASOS, have the potential to inspire and support young people to aim high and forge exciting careers in the 21st century economy.

The STEAM Commission report’s recommendations include:

-        Developing a new higher level apprenticeship and work experience offer with companies working in  Camden’s knowledge quarter.

-        Business should collaborate with the Young Camden Foundation to facilitate Camden Challenge

-        Encouraging employees to volunteer as school governors or speakers in schools to make sure young people are informed, inspires and better able to take advantage of these employers

-        Developing Youth STEAM Champions in schools and colleges to spur on their classmates

Read the full report HERE

Councillor Georgia Gould, Leader of Camden Council said “succeeding in the economy will increasingly require young people to have a fusion of skills. Creativity blended with digital and science ability.

The STEAM Commission’s ambition is to link business strongly with schools and further education colleges to help deliver the 21st century talent they need and in so doing, to guarantee the best opportunities and future for all young people”

Kyro Brooks, YCF CEO said, “we need to set ambitious goas for young people. The report highlights the need for a community wide approach to empower young people in Camden with the range of skills to enable them to take advantage of the opportunities that the creative, scientific and digital economy offer.

The Young Camden Foundation welcomes and is ideally placed to help build on the recommendations of the STEAM Commission. We are committed to working collaboratively to support young people, bringing together organisations across all sectors to look at new and innovative ways to ensure we invest in local talent so they have the right skills to flourish”