LONDON, Oct 5 (Reuters) – A basis arrange by seven-times Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton introduced its first initiative on Tuesday, looking for to recruit 150 Black college lecturers in science, expertise, engineering and arithmetic (STEM) topics.
Hamilton’s Mission 44 and the academic charity Teach First will work collectively over the following two years to assist faculties serving deprived communities in England.
The Mercedes driver arrange a fee final yr to assist enhance the variety of Black individuals in British motorsport and promote range.
One of the findings of a report revealed in July was that the shortage of Black STEM lecturers restricted the variety of Black college students participating with these topics, affecting the numbers then pursuing STEM careers.
“We know representation and role models are important across all aspects of society, but especially when it comes to supporting young people’s development,” mentioned Hamilton, Formula One’s solely Black driver.
“By establishing this partnership, which focuses on identifying the best way to attract Black talent to STEM teaching roles, we hope to create a framework the wider education industry can implement.”
Hamilton, 36, is Formula One’s most profitable driver of all time and chasing a document eighth title. He reached the milestone of 100 race wins final month.