More people are being encouraged to retrain as teachers in Scotland's secondary schools in science, technology, engineering and mathematics - known as STEM subjects. The success of the STEM bursary programme saw 107 bursaries approved totalling more than £2 million – exceeding its original target of 100. The subjects eligible for bursaries of up to £20,000 were Chemistry, Computing Science, Mathematics, Physics and Technology. The extension of the STEM bursary scheme will be available for those wishing to apply for teacher training places in August 2019. The bursary will enable those who would like a change of career to apply for the bursary and to retrain as teachers gaining the Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE).