For four years, teenagers from schools across Kent have discovered just how their love for phones and computer games could act as a gateway to a rewarding career developing the next generation of must-have gadgets at a special event in the county in September. If you are a school in Kent, your nearest events in 2015 will be in Surrey ( November 11th) and on the Olympic Park (December 1st) Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
TeenTech co-founder and former Tomorrow’s World presenter Maggie Philbin, says “ We’ve very positive feedback from schools and companies every year and it’s brilliant to see the excitement and enthusiasm of the young people . We need to develop that excitement.The South East is vital to UK economic growth, so having the right people with relevant skills is very important”
“When I asked one class if they could give me the name of any contemporary scientist, engineer or technologist, the only name they came up with was Einstein. We need to change these perceptions because they hold back young people and they will ultimately effect the economy.”