McLaren Sets Out To Inspire Children Into STEM

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McLaren International is inspiring children across the world into STEM careers

Luxury automotive manufacturer joins forces with children’s charity to inspire the young into pursuing careers in science and engineering.

McLaren Automotive has entered into a partnership with Plan International to match its long-standing commitment to inspire and encourage young people to take up careers in science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) with the charity’s mission to challenge gender stereotypes to support girls globally to stay in school and open opportunities to pursue fulfilling careers.

To support the development of some of the most innovative cars in the world and key new technologies, McLaren is committed to developing and inspiring the next generation of engineers, scientists and designers by deploying its network of McLaren STEM ambassadors to talk to children – and parents alike – around the world to enhance the perception of education and careers in the automotive industry.

According to Mike Flewitt, CEO of McLaren Automotive, Plan International was chosen as the charity partner because the two organisations share a deep passion for improving children’s access to education around the world, with Plan International able to contribute its considerable expertise and skills to McLaren’s own long-standing drive to furthering young people’s educational choices and standards.

“Welcoming Plan International is a proud moment for all of us at McLaren Automotive and we are thrilled to get going on our partnership,” he says.

According to Rose Caldwell of Plan International UK, the automotive industry has traditionally been male dominated and the organisation is inspired by McLaren’s commitment to addressing this.

“We are looking forward to working together to raise awareness and to challenge gender stereotypes and support girls’ participation in STEM subjects and in education,” she concludes.

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