At the beginning of November, Havering College opened their new Hi-SET Hub, a dedicated project to aid advanced development of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics within the college. The Hi-Set Hub will work with businesses to encourage real life problem-based learning and will ensure that workforces are trained with the skills that companies need to thrive.
Simon Singh launches Hi-SET Hub
The Hi-SET Hub opening was a great success which not only gave students the opportunity to network with potential employers, but was also a day filled with inspirational and enterprising ideas. Simon Singh, PhD MBE writer and broadcaster, officially opened the Hub with a most powerful and engaging speech. He explained how an understanding of maths and science is so valued by employers across a huge spectrum of occupations because it develops the rational and analytical thinking skills that are vital in problem solving and innovation. He demonstrated the wide range of applications for maths, using the fact that The Simpsons, one of the most successful comedy series of all times, is written by mathematicians and is literally littered with mathematical references. Who knew maths could be so entertaining? And above all, he communicated to the audience just how important and beneficial this exciting STEM project is.
The launch gave a fantastic insight in to how the Hi-SET Hub will work and all the potential this project has to offer. With more of a focus on STEM subjects, students will become better qualified consequently attracting more high-skilled jobs to the area.