These are initiatives that link the business and education world (secondary, higher education) through programmes of activities with students: mentoring, role models, competitions, visits to the professional environment, conferences, carrying out scientific and technological projects etc.
In a specific form or through these activities with students, the company-school link also allows the following: teacher training, updating and improvement of programming and teaching resources etc.
Also included in this category were activities which show high school students the STEM university environment.
- To improve the perception of STEM careers.
- To support the process of identification and motivation of students towards STEM studies by providing role models and information on the practical application of the studies.
- To enable interaction channels between schools, universities, teachers and professionals for two major improvements: the training-employment orientation of students and the adaptation or improvement of educational programmes to suit the demand in the professional field.