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Skills put to the test as Express & Star STEM Challenge launched

The Express & Star has launched the STEM Challenge 2019 – Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths – in order to boost student engagement with these key topics and also give them an understanding of how what they learn in the classroom will play a vital role in future careers.

The competition is also forging valuable links between local business and schools, and will provide students with an insight into the world of industry.

This is the second year MNA, publishers of the Express & Star, have held the challenge.

Last year, a joint initiative was run between the Express & Star and sister title Shropshire Star but the scheme proved so successful that challenges are being held for both newspapers.

There are 21 schools signed up to the challenge, with each one partnered with a mentor from business or organisation involved in the industry.


Established in 1984, Gattaca (LON:GATC)  (formerly known as Matchtech Group) has grown into an international business with more than 800 staff around the world – you’ll see many of our employees proudly featured in the imagery throughout our site.

The Gattaca group of companies consists of a number of specialist recruitment brands including the UK’s number one engineering recruitment specialist (Matchtech) and a top five technology recruitment specialist (Networkers).

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