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Getting Creative with STEM Careers

6 June 2017 

Around 180 pupils from schools across Highland will visit My World of Work Live! in Inverness this week as part of XpoNorth.

The S3 and S4 students will take part in two workshops in the Careers Lab and Digital Studio over 7 and 8 June.

Activities will include a 45 minute workshop where pupils learn computer programming and coding by making music, as well as using the Lab's computer stations to explore Virtual Reality and digital photography.

Pupils will also find out more about the variety of routes in to science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) careers.

My World of Work Live! is based at the SDS careers centre in Inverness.

It's a set of interactive exhibits and activities designed to spark young people's interests in careers in STEM.

Alessio Gusmeroli, SDS STEM Engagement Adviser said: "Every My World of Work Live! experience is about hands-on learning - building, making, designing - and makes the best use of the latest technology to engage and inspire young people.

"Creative thinking is an important part of any career, especially those moving in to STEM areas of work. The likes of scientists and engineers have to engage in complex creative thinking to allow them to find new solutions to challenges they face.

"Teaming with XpoNorth is a great way to showcase the creativity of STEM careers, but also the wide variety of industries that use STEM skills, including the creative industries. We'll also give them an insight into the wide variety of pathways into a STEM career."

The annual Inverness-based XpoNorth festival is Scotland's leading creative industries festival taking place over two days.

The only festival of its kind in Scotland covering crafts, fashion and textiles, writing and publishing, screen, broadcast and music.

Find out more about My World of Work Live!

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