The technological revolution and urgency of climate change have made it necessary to step up the development of scientific and technical skills in the coming years, at a time when basic math and science knowledge and the interest in scientific careers are on a decline. The use of the Internet and digital technology in education offers great possibilities but requires rethinking teaching approaches and giving students learning skills they can use for the rest of their lives. The next generation must develop a solid foundation of digital knowledge and be able to innovate and create collective solutions in order to play a responsible role in sustainable development.
- 617 million youth around the world lack basic math and reading skills.
- Almost 40% of companies trying to recruit ICT professionals in Europe have reported difficulties in finding skilled workers.
This is why Thales Solidarity is committed to making the scientific and technical skills of the future accessible to all, by supporting:
- Science and technology teaching and a culture of innovation
- Professional development and access to science and technology careers
- Classroom innovation to prepare for the world of the future.
Who are we trying to reach?
- Children (ages 5-14) and youth (ages 15-25) who come from underprivileged areas or are struggling in school
- Girls who self-select out of STEM careers
- Teachers and those responsible for career development and training.