BUDDING young bio-scientists were given a hands-on introduction to a carbon neutral future they could lead.
Around 60 pupils from Darlington secondary schools were challenged with making bio-soap and plastic from potatoes as part of the annual Bioscience event run by Foundation for Jobs.
The event organised in partnership with Carmel Academy, which hosted the day, and delivered by a specialist team from J & J Projects for Schools aimed to inspire the young people’s interest in scientific careers.
ENGINEERING organisations from across the region have led a drive to get more young women considering careers in the sector at an event attended by scores of school pupils.
Curo Marketing managing director Mark Blacklee (left) and technical director Jonathan Cook work with one of the Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form teams at the digital marketing day.
By Owen McAteer
BUSINESS students became digital marketers for a first-hand insight into the importance of online trading to today’s businesses.
PRIMARY school entrepreneurs put in a winning sales performance in a challenge set by Sir Richard Branson’s bank.
The Year five and six pupils at Red Hall Primary School recorded a profit of £94 after selling Christmas products they had developed and made after taking part in Virgin Money’s Make £5 Grow project
SCHOOL pupils became bio-scientists for a day ahead of the opening of a major new facility for companies in the sector.
The 100 students made plastic from potatoes and biofuels as part of their involvement in Foundation for Jobs first annual bio-science day.
SCHOOL pupils were put through their paces with realistic job interviews at the culmination of an employability scheme lead by a major oil and gas firm.
Whessoe Engineering Limited joined forces with corporate social responsibility initiative Darlington Cares and youth employment project Foundation for Jobs to deliver the Ready for Work employability scheme at Hummersknott Academy in Darlington.
A LEADING oil and gas firm is helping ensure young people are ready for work by honing their employability skills.
Whessoe Engineering Limited has joined forces with corporate social responsibility initiative Darlington Cares and youth employment project Foundation for Jobs to deliver the Ready for Work employability scheme at Hummersknott Academy in Darlington.
YOUNG people making vital decisions on their next career step after school were given a first-hand introduction to the subsea industry.
Leading North-East firms working in the growing industry sector were amongst engineering and science companies meeting students at Darlington College tomorrow night.
The companies’ participation in the Careers Market Place event has been assisted by Foundation for Jobs and it was hoped that the young people attending, primarily in their final two years at school, would be given a first-hand insight into the industry.
A SUBSEA apprentice will help to educate North-East school pupils on the opportunities available to them in the thriving industry sector.
Thomas Young is the latest apprentice to join Darlington based Modus Subsea, which uses underwater robots to carry out seabed and deep water work
As part of his apprenticeship the 18-year-old, who joined the firm two weeks ago, will take part in Foundation for Jobs projects aimed at highlighting to other young people the wide range of opportunities the subsea industry offers.
TEACHERS were given a first-hand insight into opportunities in the subsea engineering sector with a visit to a UK leading training facility.
Jake Tompkins, managing director of Modus Subsea, led the visit to the C-State Subsea Training and Education Centre for teachers from schools and sixth forms in Darlington.