The University of Cumbria has been awarded funding of £222,471 from the Sir John Fisher Foundation towards a major science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) project.
Senior Lecturers in Engineering will support the delivery of engineering courses at the university and Furness College, both partners of Choose Cumbria.
STEM Manager and STEM Coordinator jobs will also be created to establish a Cumbria STEM Federation and develop the skills of students in the area.
Professor Peter Strike, Vice Chancellor of the University of Cumbria, welcomed the support of the Sir John Fisher Foundation.
He said: “The university plays an active role in promoting STEM subjects across Cumbria and the opportunity to expand the range of our programmes and to deliver more at further education colleges will enable us to take a leading role in Cumbria for STEM education.”
Rowland Hart Jackson, Chairman of Foundation, added: “The Sir John Fisher Foundation is pleased to extend its support for STEM education in Cumbria when employers are in need of talented local young recruits with good STEM qualifications.”
The university recently gained funding of £784,000 from Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) towards the second phase of development of science laboratories at the Fusehill Street campus, Carlisle.
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