MP for Ynys Môn, Virginia Crosbie MP has questioned Ministers on their actions to support STEM degree uptake and investment in innovative careers. In the Parliamentary Questions session on Education on Monday, Ms Crosbie was given the opportunity to ask questions directly to the Minister responsible.
Drawing on her roots as a microbiologist, Ms Crosbie wants to encourage as many people as possible to enrol in degrees in science, technology, engineering and maths. These degrees show significantly higher earning potential and increased ease of employment for graduates. Her first question centred on this issue, asking what the department was doing to secure increasing uptake of these vital courses.
On the topic Ms Crosbie said “Never has the importance of a STEM degree been so self-evident. Whether they are our NHS heroes or the entrepreneurs engineering the next big leap in progress, our STEM graduates provide invaluable support and drive the betterment of tomorrow.”
After giving her first question, Ms Crosbie continued on to press the Minister on what they have been doing to support innovative business to invest in our young people. In the House of Commons chamber Ms Crosbie said “In my constituency of Ynys Môn I am working with M-Sparc, Coleg Menai and Bangor University to organise an innovation jobs fair. How is the Minister encouraging innovative businesses like Dyson to invest in the next generation?”.
Ms Crosbie’s innovation jobs fair is expected to be in the spring of 2021, drawing in businesses, educational facilities and young hopefuls who want to see the technology sector and business flourish on the island.
In addition to this, the ‘Make It Your Business’ campaign recently launched by the Ynys Môn MP is another opportunity for those with entrepreneurial spirit. Founded by a group of inspirational businesswomen, the campaign seeks to unite aspiring entrepreneurs with the network, expertise and inspiration to make their goals a reality. A recent webinar hosted by the group for Ynys Môn brought together women from a range of backgrounds, including technology, beauty and marine biology to guide the ambitious women of Anglesey. If you would like to learn of future events, please see the ‘Make It Your Business’ Facebook page.