An array of giant national and local companies from all over the UK arrived in Milton Keynes on 11th July to help 270 young people from across the region understand the jobs of tomorrow, thanks to Milton Keynes College teaming up with the TeenTech charity and their CEO and former Tomorrow’s World presenter, Maggie Philbin.
25 companies including Anglian Water, Bletchley Park and Vodafone all ran activities designed to fire the imaginations of young people to encourage them to keep up their study of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects. The intention of the day was to give them an early opportunity to discover what a career in these areas might be like in the real world.
The event saw over 20 schools from around the region interacting with businesses and STEM ambassadors and coming up with ideas for technology solutions for the future. Giving students a platform to think creatively and see real life examples of problem solving lead to some fantastic outcomes.
“Can I send my warmest and many heartfelt congratulations to you and your colleagues for putting on TeenTech yesterday. I haven’t attended such a fabulous school trip in years. I thoroughly enjoyed it as much as our students and they were buzzing about the day and couldn’t wait to tell any member of staff about it when they got off the coach, including our Deputy Headteacher. I also went along to see our Headteacher this morning to say how brilliant the whole event was.
The ideas our students were coming up with far exceeded our expectations of them and that is down to all your staff involved yesterday.” said a representative from Cedars Upper School.
The event was a huge success thanks to our business partners, STEM ambassadors and sponsors including Howes Percival. We look forward to the next event in 2020 – watch this space!