My Skills My Life allows girls to find out about their preferred personality types and matches them with role models who have rewarding and successful careers in STEM.
This is a flexible resource that teachers can use themselves, or recruit local role models to run sessions. Therefore, there are no fixed, dates, times or class sizes. We have run sessions with up to 200 girls attending.
How it works
We have an online platform with over 1000 role model case studies, which include information about pathways and brings the role models to life. It also includes information about companies and the opportunities they have to offer. We also have a paper version of the resource available - downloadable off the training platform.
You can either complete a 40 minute online training and run sessions yourselves, or we have a cohort of trained My Skills My Life ambassadors who are happy to attend/run sessions in schools. Sessions typically last 1-2 hours depending on the role models.
Note: only pupils aged 13+ can create accounts on the online platform. You can either download the paper resource off the online training platform, or email us for some pre-set logins.
Minimum of 15 participants, maximum of 100 participants.
Improve engagement, interest or enjoyment in STEM subjects
Learning what the engineering workplace is like
Improve awareness and aspirations for STEM-related study and careers
Challenge stereotypes by showing the diversity of disciplines, people and skills involved in engineering
The Gatsby benchmarks are a framework for good careers guidance for schools across all of England and in some areas across the rest of the UK. This experience helps your school to reach the following benchmarks:
The essential skills every young person needs to succeed in education and their future career. Find out more at the Skills Builder Partnership. This experience builds the following skills:
Aiming high - the ability to set clear, tangible goals and devise a robust route to achieving them.
Listening - the ability to listen and understand information.
STEM Ambassadors from a wide range of STEM-related jobs to help bring subjects to life.
Inspire girls in STEM with university and company visits with hands-on activities.
Use relatable, inspiring role-models to support pupils to discover where maths can take them!