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Centre for Industry Education Collaboration (CIEC)

We create and sustain links between primary school science and industry’s people and practices.

Here at CIEC, we aim to promote excellence in primary science teaching and learning, increase children's and teachers' awareness of STEM careers and industries, and raise children's science capital.

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ciec@york.ac.uk
+44 (0)1904 322 523
University of York, York, Y010 5DD
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Celebrating 25 years of Children Challenging Industry

This flagship programme has been delivered in various English regions since 1996. Combining tailored training for industry partners and primary school staff with fully resourced problem-solving classroom activities and interactive site visits to industry the programme has been robustly evaluated for 25 years.

Find out more about Children Challenging Industry.

How we support industry

We highlight STEM opportunities for young people by building visible links between science education and its application in industry and related careers. Our expertise helps you to increase and sustain the number of local children considering a future within your industry.

CIEC offers science industries a range of tailored approaches to work with schools, supporting your CSR and community outreach goals.

Inspire the next generation

How we support schools

We provide free downloadable science publications and interactive websites that support the teaching of the UK's science curricula for 4-12 year olds.

We also offer training and CPD on the teaching and learning of science, and on increasing children’s science capital.

Teach through our expertise

Upcoming events

From January 2021, we can offer five new Children Challenging Industry (CCI) places to Teesside schools and eight new CCI places to schools in the Humber region.

The East of England places are now fully booked, but please get in touch if you are interested in securing a place in the 2021/22 academic year.

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