Young people in the West Midlands take part in the region’s TeenTech programme.

An exciting TeenTech Innovation Day at MIRA Technology Institute kicked off TeenTech West Midlands’ inspiring year-round programme to help young people in schools across the region understand the jobs of tomorrow.

We received funding from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) to run a series of activities and this TeenTech Innovation Day, delivered by The MIRA Technology Institute, will showcase the opportunities within technology and engineering with a focus on automotive technology.

TeenTech Founder, Maggie Philbin, who grew up in nearby Leicestershire says:

“We want to make sure that young people in this area really understand they can become the innovators of tomorrow. Our programmes not only showcase the very best science and technology but help students see how they might very much enjoy working in these areas. Making sure young people in the region have exposure to the fast-changing world of work is particularly important to me.

The response from MIRA, the councils, the LLEP, has been very positive. We’ve all worked together to create an amazing experience for young people”

Companies already signed up include the Autins, the IET, Intrepid Control Systems, HORIBA MIRA, The Learning Partnership, Triumph and Royal Enfield

Dallas Campbell, well known broadcaster and TeenTech patron, hosted the Innovation day and encouraged all participating students to sign up for the TeenTech Award programme. The TeenTech Awards encourages young people to continue their new found interest in engineering and technology by working on their own projects to make life ‘better, simpler, safer or more fun’, guided by expert global mentors.