Teenagers from schools across Humberside will conduct experiments, handle leading-edge technology and meet the engineers, technicians and scientists from world class companies at the KC Stadium on 14th July. The event, created by Tomorrow’s World reporter Maggie Philbin, will be run by the Humber Education Business Partnership.
“Teenagers dream about owning the latest gadgets but few consider they could be shaping the future themselves. There’s a real need to make them aware of the rich opportunities that exist in these areas.” said Maggie.
Companies and organisations bringing their very latest technology to show students how they could be creating the must have gadgets and inventions of the future include: BAE Systems, BBC, British Computer Society, British Gas, Balfour Beatty, CATCH, Cisco, Cobus Communications, Communique, DASA, Google, Grimsby Institute (Engineering Dept) Hedon Salads, HETA/Smartwind, Humber Training Group, ICE, IET, IT at Spectrum, KC, NOISE, Norvartis, OkiDoke Media, RAF, Smith Institute for Mathematics and System Engineering, Think Zero, The University of Hull and The YORbuild Framework
“TeenTech is a great opportunity for the students to find out first-hand about careers in engineering, technology and science and to show people in those industries what they can do,” said Sandra Cooper from the Education Business Partnership. “It’s also a big opportunity for businesses in those sectors to influence young people and help develop the workforce of tomorrow.”
“We’re really excited about bringing the event to Humberside” said Maggie “We’ve run the event for three years in the Thames Valley, where it has won several awards including Best Event in Science and Engineering Week. It’s fabulous for more teenagers to be able to share the experience. It’s a very powerful collaboration between companies, professional institutions like the IoD and the IET and the Education Business Partnerships.”
For more more information about TeenTech in Humberside contact :
Helen Wilson firstname.lastname@example.org
Sandra Cooper Sandra.Cooper@eastriding.gov.uk
Maggie Philbin email@example.com