Spark their imagination; power their future

Spark their imagination; power their future

Spark their imagination; power their future is an exciting new initiative from the UK Electronics Skills Foundation (UKESF) and CSA Catapult, with the support of Innovate UK, to encourage more young people, aged 15-18, in Wales to consider a career in electronics and semiconductors.

The Spark their imagination; power their future programme includes:

  • Teaching resources and online learning
  • Teacher training and Professional Development
  • One day events at universities/colleges in Wales
  • Career days
  • Financial/career support (Welsh Sparc Award)

The aim of the programme is to: improve attainment in STEM subjects; encourage more young people in Wales to consider an undergraduate degree in electronics and semiconductors; demonstrate the fantastic career opportunities the electronics industry can offer; raise awareness of the importance of semiconductors and how they will underpin future technologies.

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KTP Knowledge Base

CSA Catapult are the first Catapult to have been recognised by Innovate UK as a Knowledge Base within the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP). A KTP is a three way partnership between an industrial partner, a KB, and a recently graduated associate who is hired by the Knowledge Base, but spends up to 90% of their time working in the industrial partner to aid the flow of knowledge from us to them, on a 1-3 year project. Click here for more information on how to get involved.

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