SCDI’s Young Engineers and Science Clubs (YESC) Scotland progamme has played a key role in inspiring young people towards STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) careers since 1987. There are now more than 1,500 clubs in our network, with an estimated membership of over 30,000 boys and girls across Scotland. We operate a flexible model, actively encouraging schools to use our resources widely within the curriculum as well as at extra-curricular clubs.
The network continues to expand rapidly and is funded by a wide range of industry and public sector partners.
The key aims of YESC are:
• To enthuse young people about STEM through engaging them in exciting, fun, hands-on STEM projects.
• To encourage young people to make the subject choices that keep open the routes into a career in STEM.
• To better inform young people and teachers about the range of STEM careers available and possible career pathways.
• To encourage more girls to study STEM subjects and pursue STEM careers.
YESC provides a wide range of science and engineering kits to feed curiosity and fire imaginations.
“YESC is vital in providing inspiring resources and competitions for you people to engage in STEM pathways. Excellent! Calum Fraser, Teacher, Sgoil Lionacleit