Virtual Innovation Day for Teens
Leicestershire launches TeenTech Innovation Day to get pupils interested in science and technology careers.
04:48 26 May 2021
TV scientist Dallas Campbell has recently hosted a virtual 'TeenTech Innovation Day' aimed at inspiring young people to consider a career in science and technology.
The event, which was hosted by MIRA Technology Institute, was held on 13 May and featured a series of lively interactive virtual events. It was supported by North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College in partnership with North Warwickshire Borough Council, Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council and Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council.
Marion Plant, OBE FCGI, Principal and Chief Executive of North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College, said: "The TeenTech programme is a fantastic opportunity for young people to gain inspiration for their future careers.
"They may not have considered choosing engineering or technology, but this type of event demonstrates that solving problems can be fun and hugely rewarding. On behalf of our partners, a heartfelt thank you for staging this exciting online experience."
Lisa Bingley, Operations Director for the MTI, said: "The future of the UK depends on skills in science, technology, engineering, and maths. "We need young people to be inspired so that we have a workforce able to overcome the challenges facing the transport industry with the development of autonomous, connected, electric and shared vehicle technology.