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Friday 6th November 2015

Young People Inspired By Engineering Event

40 young people, from schools in Ashford benefited from a day of interactive sessions on careers within the engineering sector.

Hosting by CXK, the pupils from Years 9 and 10 took part in four different activities, all designed to raise awareness of what engineering is and the different opportunities available within the sector.  As part of the day, they heard a talk from two engineers at Balfour Beatty Rail on their experiences and also received a free employability skills check, using an online psychometric tool Carrus.

The event, which was organised in partnership with Medway STEM as part of the National Careers Service Inspiration Agenda, was aimed at supporting the information, advice and guidance (IAG) provision the schools provide their pupils, linked to ‘Tomorrows Engineers Week’ (2nd- 6th November) and sought to inspire the engineers of the future.

Commenting on their involvement Tsige Sherington, the Kent and Medway STEM Ambassadors Manager, said “This is the first time that we have worked in partnership with CXK and we look forward to running many more events with them. The STEM subjects are vitally important for our economy and, by working with schools in this way, we can help bring these areas to life; ultimately ensuring a good supply of scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians in the future.”

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