A new studio dedicated to the production of professional quality digital video and audio content has been launched in Warrington to help the town’s residents and businesses tackle the need for more science, technology, engineering and maths skills, known as STEM for short.
The backers behind the STEM Studio, at The Base on Dallam Lane, say the new resource will help ensure that Warrington employers have access to the workforce they need to remain relevant and competitive.
And, says Stuart Browne, the managing director of Warrington-based Resulting IT – and the man behind the idea – the new studio has already captured people’s imagination.
“We’ve got three sponsors already and numerous enquiries from companies and individuals keen to support us,” he said. “Our aim is to create a focal point for anyone in Warrington that has a stake in boosting the town’s STEM skills. We’re creating a free-to-use resource with recording equipment for podcasts, training sessions and demonstrations. People can also use it for round tables, seminars, lectures and much more,” he said.
Jayne Furnival of sponsor Langtree, which runs The Base on behalf of Warrington & Co, says the studio is vital in ensuring Warrington remains a competitive destination for employers.
“Manufacturing and the digital economy are coming together as never before and demanding more and more STEM-based skills. Initiatives such as STEM Studio are exactly what’s needed and once again Warrington is seen to be leading the way.”
The studio helps users create content that they can share with others whilst building their brands, as well providing a meeting place for the exchange of ideas.
Users can book the studio for free in two hour slots and must simply demonstrate that they are associated with STEM in some way and be based in the WA postal district or directly benefit organisations or individuals who are.