Cymru

Date: 14th May 2014

Location: The Liberty Stadium, Swansea.

 

TeenTech® kicks off for the second year running in Wales at The Liberty Stadium in Swansea on 14th May to show hundreds of teenagers that exciting career opportunities in science, technology and engineering really do have the ‘X Factor’!

At TeenTech® Cymru, Welsh students will spend the day taking part in ‘hands on’ experiments and challenges with engineers and scientists from 30 national and international companies led by BBC presenter and founder Maggie Philbin.

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TeenTech® is an award winning, industry-led initiative founded in 2008, uniting technology companies with education, business and professional organisations to create an immersive, interactive event that has been running nationwide.

Now, thanks to funding from Welsh Government’s National Science Academy, the enthusiasm and dedication of key employers and invaluable help from delivery partners Technocamps and Swansea University, this is set to be a day that changes minds. Schools and local businesses are being invited to take part.

“We’ve been running TeenTech® events since 2008,” says Maggie, “but this is our first event in Wales. We’re really excited by the level of interest from companies and schools and look forward to a lively, focussed event which inspires the innovators of the future. We’re indebted to the Welsh Government, Technocamps and the enthusiasm of all our participating companies who invest time and talent into developing outstanding activities which capture the essence of their industries. They’re working together to inspire tomorrow’s workforce.”

TeenTech is inviting more local businesses to join the interactive event to make contact with their future employees and influence their career choices in the Science, Technology and Engineering sectors.

Aimed at the over 12’s (Year 8) the event aims to widen participation and raise aspirations for students and teachers.  It will also explore different industries and career possibilities with over 30 employers in Science, Technology and Engineering offering intriguing encounters and practical challenges.

If your school or business is interested in taking part in the event, see our contacts below.

What they think!

Lisa, Aged 12: “I always thought scientists were quite tall with glasses and boring…and old…and usually men. But here, they’re so full of life and funny.

Ollie, Aged 12: “I really enjoyed being allowed to be creative and think for myself and come up with my own ideas. I do have a tendency to take things apart and my Dad gets a bit cross about that normally.”

Year 8 Teacher:Not only did the students enjoy the day and come away enthused but so did I. It was great getting to know about cutting-edge technology.”

 

TeenTech on BBC News http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-18416111

TeenTech at Cisco House on BBC Click http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/click_online/9744001.stm

 

School Booking Contact:

Aimee Dignam – Technocamps -01792 606891 aimee.dignam@technocamps.com

Business Booking Contact:

Sandra Cooper – TeenTech – 07788 497421 sandra@teentechevent.com

Web site: http://www.teentechevent.com

 

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