Higher Skills Learners – Destinations (2022-23 Year-End Data)

Impact on Regional Skills and the Regional Economy

Higher (All) – STEM

Bar chart showing qualifications by Higher Education learners in STEM subjects

The local economy relies on a workforce with high level education and skills in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). With the opening of the Black Country and Marches Institute of Technology and the related launch of new STEM-related programmes such as Healthcare Science, we have seen a significant increase in enrolments in these subjects. We remain committed to further expanding our higher-level STEM provision in higher apprenticeships through the expansion of our Science and Healthcare provision and the ongoing work of the Institute of Technology.

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