TeenTech Experience – Thursday 12th July 2012

Maggie Philbin

THE TEENTECH EXPERIENCE is returning to Hull for a second visit. The Humber Education Business Partnership has once again joined forces with Maggie Philbin to bring to the Humber sub-region The TeenTech experience. This exciting event is to be held at the KC Stadium on Thursday 12th July 2012.

Employers from a range of science, engineering and technology companies are investing in the future of their industries by supporting this event on the look out for emerging talent. The TeenTech event will give 300 school students from the Humber region a chance to work alongside some of the people behind the gadgets that drive their 21st century lives.

Maggie Philbin said: “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. But it’s also a big opportunity for businesses in those sectors to influence young people and help develop the workforce of tomorrow.”

Students aged 12-13 from across the Humber area will conduct experiments, handle leading-edge technology and meet the engineers, technicians and scientists from the world of big business. The aim will be to tap into their fascination with modern gadgets and encourage them to explore the key subjects at school that can lead to high-tech careers.

If you work in these areas and want to share your experiences, the Humber Education Business Partnership is on the look-out for enthusiastic ambassadors to spend a day with a small group of students and companies to provide short interactive activities to help students get the most from the day.

The BBC, BAFTA, KC , Novartis, Jackson Civils, Balfour Beatty and HETA, TIR Training, CPC, JVC and IT@Spectrum are among the major brands that have already signed up for the event.

To get involved in TeenTech, contact Helen Wilson on 01482 391626 or email Helen.wilson@eastriding.gov.uk

Visit: www.teentechevent.com

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Ray Duffill (Editor)
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1 Comment on "TeenTech Experience – Thursday 12th July 2012"

  1. Year 8 students will be attending this from Hornsea, South Holderness and Withernsea High Schools. Altogether from across Hull and East Riding some 300+ students aged 12-13 will have the opportunity to try their hand at experiments, handle leading edge technology and, most importantly, meet the engineers, technicians and scientists behind their 21st century lives.

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