Teens get involved in the legacy of London 2012
our video with Maggie Philbin, where she discusses events to help young
teenagers see the wide range of career possibilities in Science,
Engineering and Technology
The London 2012 Olympic Games may be imminent, but new research shows
that the majority of us do not think that the Games will have any
lasting positive impact. And with news that unemployment has fallen by
45,000 to 2.63 million will the Games result in greater
job opportunities long after the closing ceremony in August than many of
us previously thought?
One of the major areas of innovation in the lead up to and during the
Games is the technological advances that have been developed by various
companies to help the Games run smoothly and this technology will be in
use long after the Olympic flame is extinguished.
Cisco is delivering a positive legacy well beyond London 2012 and one of
these initiatives is working with Teen Tech which
run lively one day events to increase awareness of career possibilities
to young teenagers in Science, Engineering and Technology, and will run
road shows across Britain before, during and after the Games, to
encourage youngsters to consider a future in these exciting fields.
Founded by Science broadcaster Maggie Philbin and Chris Dodson, Chairman
of the Institute of Directors, the events are a unique collaboration,
bringing together key professional organisations to create a very
special experience for young people. The IoD, IET (Institute of
Engineering and Technology), universities, and companies pool their
energy and talent to show young people what life is really like in the
modern Science and Technology workplace.
There’s a valuable range of experience and the collaboration has
successfully developed events which are relevant, up to date and alert
young people not only to the career opportunities that exist in their
region but to the skills they need to equip them for an exciting and
well paid future.
Watch our video with Maggie Philbin and
Ian Foddering, CTO Cisco, where they discuss events to help young
teenagers see the wide range of career possibilities in science,
engineering and technology.