TeenTech comes to Yorkshire this week with two brilliant 2 day events in Doncaster and Hull.
Pre-event CPD sessions for teachers will run at both events, with a lively mix of speakers and hands-on activities to help careers advisors learn more about opportunities in the STEM sector and teachers to share best practice.
TeenTech in Doncaster
Teen Tech have teamed up with Business & Education South Yorkshire (b&e) and other local partners, including Success Doncaster and Doncaster Chamber to bring TeenTech to Sheffield City Region for the first time.
The TeenTech event will take place on Tuesday 10th July 2012 at Doncaster Racecourse taking over the whole venue. Doncaster Racecourse is the home of the oldest Classic, the St Leger and the location and venue were chosen ahead of others within the City Region to host this high profile event.
The event is aimed at Year 8 (12-13 year old) students bringing 300 young people from 26 Schools from across the region together with over 120 engineers,scientists and technologists. All local secondary schools have been invited to attend.
Google, JVC and BT will be among the companies providing an ambitious mix of activities which will include a real CSI with South Yorkshire police and the chance to use the very latest technology used by the South Yorkshire Fire Brigade. Do we sense a bit of friendly rivalry going on here 🙂
Sponsors from the City Region include Pegler Yorkshire, Efficiency North, Newburgh Engineeering, AESSEAL plc, Boxes and Packaging, Made In Sheffield, Tinsley Bridge Group, Reactor, Skanska, Sheffield Forgemasters , Pressure technologies, William Beckett Plastic Packaging and Doncaster College alongside national sponsors BT Outreach and CPC.
Phill Jackson, Marketing and Business Development Manager from Pegler Yorkshire said: “When we heard that TeenTech was coming to Doncaster we were really keen to get involved. It is so important to us as a business that we can attract new talent for the future and events like this help us to build relationships with schools and inspire young people about the wide range of career opportunities within engineering and technology businesses like ours
Lee Parkinson, Director of Efficiency North, commented, “Employment and Skills are at the heart of Efficiency North’s activities, with provision for employment and apprenticeships contractually embedded into all our regional Frameworks for Yorkshire and Humber. We’re therefore delighted to be supporting this event, which will not only provide a unique opportunity for young people to explore their own potential in Science and Engineering in an innovative and dynamic way, but will also build links between local businesses and the future workforce in the region.”
TeenTech in Humber Region
Then on Wednesday and Thursday, TeenTech returns to the KC Stadium in Hull, where Humber Education Business Partnership are looking to outdo their impressive debut last year.
Wednesday is a pre-event day for teachers and then on Thursday, TeenTech runs to a capacity gathering of keen teenagers from across 30 schools. Alongside some brilliant activities,ranging from 3D printing to renewable technology, diving simulators to fabric assessments, we look forward to welcoming BAFTA who will be running a session on game design for all students.
The Humber event has been supported by: KC, YORbuild University of Hull and Hull City Council. A big thanks to all for supporting the event for a second year in the region.
Look out for the pictures and reports on regional TV and Radio news and also from our teams of young reporters who will be covering both events.