Gateway to Engineering, first introduced in 2013, is a Clyde Gateway funded initiative in which the opportunity is given to pupils at Eastbank Academy and St Mungo’s Academy in Glasgow, and Stonelaw High and Trinity High in Rutherglen, to take time out of the classroom to gain a valuable insight into one of the most in-demand professions in the modern economy.
The programme is run in collaboration between Clyde Gateway, construction company Robertson, Glasgow Kelvin College and the University of the West of Scotland (UWS) to cover all pathways into the sector.
The programme, at SCQF level 5 with five credit points, provides a general introduction to basic engineering principles and concepts to support learners at a pre-foundation apprenticeship level.
It is suitable for school-based learners interested in a career in engineering and looking to progress from a pre-foundation level to the Foundation Apprenticeship in Engineering at SCQF Level 6.
The unique approach of our co-delivery model enables us to be mutually supportive of both the Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) and Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) strategies, focused on exploring the world of work through Clyde Gateway live regeneration site visits and work experience opportunities, alongside addressing the need for all young people in the community to have the STEM skills they need to thrive in all workplaces.