STEM Ambassador training - Software Cornwall

Software Cornwall has teamed up with the STEM Ambassador network to offer some informal training to complement becoming an Ambassador.

This event is perfect for anyone who is looking to volunteer for Software Cornwall’s education outreach activities, help your local code club or visit schools to give career talks. Not only will it help develop your skills in assisting others, it also looks great on CV’s and university applications.

The day is split into two parts. Before lunch, Toni Oatway will deliver the training enabling you to become a STEM Ambassador, which includes the processing of an enhanced DBS check. The session will look to uncover suitable activities for schools, how to comply with common safeguarding procedures as well as providing advice on inspiring the next generation.

The afternoon will see Robert Wiltshire guide participants through two common Software Cornwall outreach activities. The first is our Internet of Things water temperature checker, which will post to social media when your beverage is at optimal drinking temperature. We’ll then break into small groups to work with Ada & Alan, our Mars rover robots in an attempt to navigate them around the Headforwards offices.

This activity is organised as part of the Google Women Tech Makers event. To find out more details about the entire day, please visit the event listing.

About STEM Ambassadors

Together, STEM Ambassadors help to tackle the STEM skills shortage and empower the next generation by opening the doors to the opportunities which come from pursuing science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) subjects.

As a STEM Ambassador, you can provide the link between employers and the workforce of tomorrow, demonstrating the value of STEM education in life and careers. You can find out more about STEM Ambassadors and the work they do on the website.

A short guide on registering to become an ambassador are available here.


Suitability: Open to participants aged 17+ with digital skills
Location: Headforwards, Opie Building, Cornwall College, Pool, TR15 3RD
Date: 24/3/18
Time: 10am to 4pm
Lunch: Participants are able to enjoy lunch with the Women Tech Makers Audience

To Join

There are two steps to registering for this event:

1 – Sign up to become a STEM Ambassador and complete pre DBS check

2 – Register for the training session.

By registering, you’re agreeing that we can share your name and email address with the Women Tech Makers organisers, which this event is a part of.