Shell aims to inspire young people to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). Many countries still face a shortage of suitably qualified STEM graduates. Shell has responded by creating a global programme called NXplorers, which introduces future leaders to the complex and creative thinking needed to bring about positive change. We aim to encourage more than one million young people to join the programme by 2020. NXplorers is run by Shell and the global educational group Shaping Learning. To find out more visit the NXplorers website.
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) are subjects at the very heart of Shell. Our industry needs talented people with relevant knowledge and skills in these areas. Through our STEM-related programmes, we aim to equip future generations with the skills to lead the emerging energy transition.
STEM programmes around the globe
Shell Australia’s Social Investment portfolio aims to increase the employability of vulnerable and disadvantaged young Australians. Through education and support, Shell’s Social Investment will help youths aged 10 to 25 in developing skills including maths and science that will assist them in unlocking their future career potential.
In Egypt, since 2007, we are supporting Al Amal Program, which is run by the Egyptian Geologists Society. It is designed to encourage young geologists and geophysicists, both undergraduates and graduates, and help them become more competitive to join the oil and gas industry.
In 2017 Shell launched its NXplorers programme in Egypt. NXplorers is a global education programme, which encourages young people to explore real-world issues, equipping them with tools and methodologies needed to form solutions.
In the Netherlands, Shell launched the Generation Discover Festival to inspire children, parents and teachers in the world of science. One of the events is The Bright Ideas Challenge which empowers secondary school children to explore solutions to the emerging global energy challenges.
Shell supports Jet-Net, Youth and Technology Network Netherlands, which provide students with experiences and practical content for the science curriculum that show that technology is challenging, meaningful and socially relevant.
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