Brentford FC Community Sports Trust and Worley, the global engineering company, have united to form a new partnership to promote and deliver an educational programme combining science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM).
The programme will involve participants aged eight to 18 years old and will include school-based STEAM projects, events at the Trust’s new social, education and health hub, career workshops and a STEAM summer school. Staff from both Worley and the Trust will work together to deliver the programme to local young people aiming to raise awareness of the job opportunities which exist in the industry and inspire more people to get involved in STEAM-related fields.
As the Official STEAM Partner, the Worley brand will also be visible at Brentford Community Stadium, with LED perimeter boards providing global exposure at first team matches.
Lee Doyle, Brentford FC Community Sports Trust CEO, spoke of the importance of the STEAM sector. He said: “In the future, the STEAM sector is expected to be one of the largest employment sectors in the world. Innovation and the development of technologies are going to create more and more career prospects and it is in that context that we are hugely excited to announce Worley as our Official STEAM partner.
“This partnership will establish a unique programme at our new hub facility, helping to expand our offering to the young people across west London.”
Nicola Mason, Vice President London, Energy said: “Worley is delighted to be working with Brentford Football Club Community Sports Trust and we’re really looking forward to working on STEAM activities together aiming to make a difference to the career opportunities for young people in our local area.”
Much of the programme will be delivered at the Trust’s new social, education and health hub which is due to open in Spring 2022. Located adjacent to Brentford Community Stadium, the hub will be a vibrant learning space for young people throughout Hounslow, Ealing and surrounding boroughs.
Lee Doyle concluded by emphasising the need to promote STEAM opportunities to young people from all backgrounds. He said: “With the backing of the Club and with our move to the new stadium, we know we can play a unique role in the area to reach young people from different communities including many who are disadvantaged. This programme will inspire the next generation, while addressing the need for STEAM skills which will be so vital to the future development of the UK economy.”