What is a TeenTech event?
TeenTech events are highly interactive experiences designed to inspire young teenagers and their teachers about careers in the contemporary world of Science, Engineering and Technology. Each TeenTech event gives Y8/ Y9 students and teachers the opportunity to try their hand at experiments, to handle leading edge technology and, most importantly to spend time with the Engineers, Technologists and Scientists influencing their 21st century lives.
TeenTech events are lively, but very carefully organised – we have spent the past four years defining and refining our events. Working alongside a combination of regional partners, commercial organisations and learning institutions we tailor each TeenTech event so that it is relevant to the region and that learning and inspiration continues after the day.
Attending a TeenTech event is a powerful intervention just before students make GCSE subject choices, dispelling gender stereotypes and shifting perceptions of careers teenagers may have considered “difficult”, “geeky” or “boring”. We actively encourage young people of all abilities by highlighting different STEM career prospects from apprenticeships to entry level technicians and graduates.
Last year over 380 schools attended a TeenTech event – this year, with the support and input from our fantastic sponsors, exhibitors and collaborators we’re able to run even more events to satisfy the demand from schools for places. TeenTech events will be running in regions across the UK in 2014 including Staffordshire, Wales, South Yorkshire, Humber, Kent, Surrey, Hampshire, Solent, London, Bristol and Manchester. We also have our first event in Eire – in Galway.
We would love to hear from schools who are interested in attending a TeenTech event, and from businesses interested in participating or sponsoring.
You’ll find details of what’s happening in those regions here: