STEM businesses and organisations provided female pupils with a practical insight into the skills required for modern STEM careers.
More than 100 female pupils from Darlington secondary schools attended the joint Foundation for Jobs/Darlington College Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) event on Friday June 15.
Thomas Young of Modus Seabed Intervention works on subsea robot testing with Hurworth School pupils
YOUNG engineers gave school pupils a first-hand insight into the subsea industry by working with them to build their own deep-water robots while also outlining their own routes into the industry.
It is the fourth year in a row that Thomas Young, 22, who undertook a higher apprenticeship through Modus Seabed Intervention and is now completing a HNC supported by the company, has represented his firm at Foundation for Jobs annual Subsea Week.
Three hundred school and sixth form pupils were given a first-hand insight into working in engineering and technology industries and available apprenticeships at two events supported by leading North-East companies.
School pupils developed digital marketing strategies and pitched them to a leading housebuilder which has developed a new community facility in Darlington.
ENTHUSIASTIC young engineers pitted their technical skills against each other in an annual challenge to build and pilot working hovercraft.
Year nine and 10 students from Darlington schools Longfield Academy, St Aidan’s Academy, Hummersknot Academy and Hurworth Academy competed for the annual Foundation for Jobs Hovercraft Trophy, which is now in its fifth year and was visited by HRH The Duke of York three years ago.
Almost 400 Darlington school pupils have taken part in engineering activities held over a week and designed to boost their understanding of the important North-East industry sector.
More than 120 pupils attended Foundation for Jobs annual Ingenious Engineering event on Friday July 8th to take part in a range of practical activities delivered by engineering companies.
One hundred teenage pupils built working hovercraft as part of a project to inspire their interest in engineering.
The annual Foundation for Jobs event, hosted by Darlington’s Queen Elizabeth (QE) Sixth Form College, also aims to demonstrate to the students the importance of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects for industries pivotal to the North-East economy.
A YOUNG engineer gave school pupils a first-hand insight into the subsea industry by working with them to build their own deep-water robots.
Thomas Young, 19, a higher level apprentice at Darlington based Modus Seabed Intervention, helped lead sessions at the Foundation for Jobs Subsea Engineering Event for Schools.
A CONSTRUCTION firm is giving teenage pupils a first-hand insight into the wide range of skills required in the sector by preparing them to pitch their own building projects.
Keepmoat has joined forces with Foundation for Jobs to launch a construction challenge for Year Nine pupils at the Education Village in Darlington that will see them prepare a tender for a new changing room facility on the playing fields at their school.
AN MP was able to test for herself the work of pupils considering a future in the engineering sector.
Darlington MP Jenny Chapman met pupils from Hurworth School as they constructed a 14 metre long suspension bridge owned by The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) North East, from scratch and then carried out the ultimate test of walking across it.