This Nutshell explains what STEM is and why STEM skills are important.

STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects give all young people important skills for their future lives and work. Employers are looking for young people with these skills, but there’s a big shortage.

How we, as parents, talk about these subjects is very important as it can make all the difference in encouraging our children to believe in their ability to understand and enjoy STEM subjects.

This Nutshell was created in partnership with Skills Development Scotland (SDS).