I had my first STEMNET activity in late April, representing science at a secondary school career's fair for year 10+ pupils.
I didn't have snazzy posters or shiny booklets, nor did I have much props that I could bring but I was determined to make an impression... which I think I did! But how did I do it?
I am delighted to report a really excellent visit with Southlands School to Novatech in Portsmouth yesterday. This is their main site where they build computers, sell computers and computer parts, and offer repairs, upgrades and customer support (apologies for any bits I've left out).
Very interesting with a significant degree of pupil involvement. Good talking to members of staff about their career story to this point.
I recently paid a visit to Pimlico Academy to do a careers talk to a small group of students there. I was excited as this was to be my first such visit as a STEM Ambassador. In my preparations I'd landed on the idea of a blended approach to the talk, which both gave advice about planning/managing your career, and I could use my own experiences as specific examples. I also wanted to give the students plenty of opportunity for interaction, so I wove Q&A, discussion points and a simple exercise into the talk at regular intervals.
On the 24th November, Representitives from The Petwood Hotel, Duncan & Topliss, And Anglian Water went to Skegness Grammer School to assist the Lincolnshire & Rutland EBP in advising year 11 kids on C.V. Writing.
The day started off with a quick brief on how competitive the job market is, and why a good C.V. is so important.
The kids were then split up into smaller groups and went to write their C.Vs and covering letters with the help of the business representitives.
Calling all post 16 students, teachers, schools and colleges.
The dates for Engineering Your Future 2010 have now been released.
They are: Friday 15th OCtober 2010 - Burnley Football Club & Friday 12th November 2010 - Preston North End Football Club
As always this is looking to be a fantastic event where you can find out more about engineering, different careers within engineering, routes into the profession, university and college courses, apprenticeships, industry opportunities and much more.