FutureTech is not just a building, it is a vision for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and a programme which involves Reed’s School pupils, teachers and a wider community including other educational institutions and commercial organisations.
There is a widely reported concern that the British economy is being affected by the lack of skills to support the progression to STEM careers. Engineering companies report an estimated 2.5 million job openings between now and 2022 (Engineering Report 2015).
Pupils are given the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills to take advantage of these opportunities. The commercial world needs young people with technological literacy.