Around 40 STEM subject teachers and careers advisers attended the event, which was kicked off with a hugely inspiring talk from keynote speaker, Amber Gell, about her career path and views on future STEM careers. Amber is a Rocket Scientist who is currently working for NASA and she won the Women in Space Award in 2013.
Amber’s talk was followed by interactive Cafe Conversation sessions led by ALS Food and Pharmaceutical, British Sugar, Codem Composites and NetSupport Software.
CITB sponsored a buffet lunch and then opened the afternoon presentations with a talk about LMI and apprenticeships, including case studies from 2 inspiring young construction ambassadors.
The afternoon Cafe Conversations were led by Perkins, National Space Academy, NHS Pharmacy and RPC Containers. The International education business Partnership Network concluded the day with a presentation about bringing space exploration into STEM classrooms.
Feedback from delegates was positive, including the following comments:
“An excellent and informative day giving great ideas to pass onto Year 10 & 11 students.”
Steve Groom, Linton Village College
“A great keynote presentation! The format of the event was good, plus nice food and helpful, friendly organisers.”
Trevor Jones, St Peter’s School in Huntingdon
“Very informative and an excellent opportunity to meet industry experts.”
Tom Calow, Springwood High School