Not long to go now. On 27th Sept The River Centre is Kent will overflow with teenagers and tech as 30 schools bring young people of all abilities to find out about the very latest opportunities in Science and Technology. It’s just brilliant to see so much enthusiasm for the event in the region.

Some  very familiar names will be bringing their latest gadgets to show teenagers how they could be the ones designing and making tomorrow’s technology. Some like BT and BAE are very keen to emphasise that you don’t always need to go to university to have a satisfying career and will be showing off their apprentice schemes.

Other companies may not yet be household names but have some very cool opportunites for young people with the right skills . We’re delighted to welcome Thin_k, the digital creative agency  behind the  new CBBC “Crack a Joke” game and the groundbreaking “Pottermore” website, who’ll be sharing details of their day to day working life and introducing teenagers to the wide variety of roles in their company.

The teenagers will also be inspired by Dave Addey of Agant and Alyson Fielding from Pyuda, who’ll be repeating their knock out “Design An App” session which proved such a brilliant hit with students and teachers alike at our event at the KC Stadium in Hull. Many thanks to Apps for Good who work with us to make this such a powerful experience.

Firsts for Kent include a dynamic outside activity from Cummins, astrophysics and forensic science from The University of Kent, space technology from The University of Leicester,  the velcro wall, which BAE will be using to demonstate biomimicry and the Trailblazer bus  showing the growing technology avalaible to support young people with learning difficulties and disabilities.

Companies supporting the event include Agant, Apps For Good, BAE Systems, BBC Blue Room, BCS, BT, Cummins, DASA, Denne, DTSL,Engineering in Motion, Google, IoD, IET, JVC, Kenwood, New World Telecom,NOISE, Pyuda, Samsung, Siemens, Smallpiece Trust, Thin_k, Treloar,University of Kent, University of Leicester and Zenos

Anne McNulty, CEO of Kent Education Business Partnership, says : “Working closely with so many hi-tech employers creates a powerful partnership which will benefit the young people of Kent. TeenTech is the vehicle of vision that will enable young students make important decisions early enough for them to progress directly into the world of cutting edge science and technology”