Local businesses are signing up to becoming part of the Coastal STEMfest, for secondary school students, which will take place during February and March 2016. The event is building on the success of Crawley STEMfest held in the spring and summer of 2012. STEMfests are playing an important role in helping to address the skills gap in science and engineering, and its hoped that businesses across Coastal West Sussex will support the 2016 event.

 Many local business leaders have identified the need to attract and train the right workforce and believe that STEMfest will be an exciting and challenging opportunity to make STEM subjects fun and relevant to local industries; nurturing the capacity to think ‘outside the box’ and encouraging young people to become truly innovative.
Coastal STEMfest 2016 will coincide with the British Science Week which runs from 11th to 20th March.  The Coastal STEMfest aims to inspire the next generation to study and build careers in science, technology, engineering and maths, and to develop the skills needed to drive the economy in the future. It is open to all schools across Coastal West Sussex and the surrounding areas. 
The Coastal West Sussex Partnership is inviting businesses across Coastal West Sussex to become a part of the Coastal STEMfest which will culminate in the Big Bang @ Butlin’s, Bognor Regis on 3rd March 2016. 

For further information visit www.coastalstemfest.co.uk or contact STEM Sussex, tel. 01273 642062 or emailcoastalstemfest@brighton.ac.uk