STEM-ming enthusiasm for our future engineers
The Southsea Coastal Scheme was beamed live into classrooms across Hampshire today as our team joined a virtual STEM event to inspire secondary school students to take up careers in coastal engineering.
Five team members volunteered their time to participate in virtual panel discussions in the Get Inspired Portsmouth event – an inspiring careers fair for young people aged 11-16.
Students were given the opportunity to identify and explore the exciting career opportunities available in their local area, as well as getting to quiz the team about the realities of working in their field.
“I enjoyed sharing my work experiences with the class, and found the teacher and the class to be very enthusiastic.
“The questions were well thought out and included one about how technology had changed over the years, which gave me the opportunity to discuss the use of drones and new software with the class.
“Despite being a virtual event, it was a great opportunity to engage with our future workforce.”