Girls in High Tech

The Girls in Hi-Tech programme aims to address the lack of woman entering high technology business sectors. It gives girls the opportunity to experience the types of roles that are available in the Hi-Tech sector and to hear first-hand from female business ambassadors about their careers.

 

The programme is delivered over a school term, through a series of hands-on, work-related challenges delivered by three different high technology businesses. Girls in Hi-Tech brings together businesses and schools to show how interesting, stimulating and attractive a career in the Hi-Tech sector can be.

 

Girls in Hi-Tech raises self-confidence and awareness of career opportunities in technology and engineering as well as significantly raising students’ aspirations.

“It taught me that engineering is also for women, and has inspired me into looking at different career paths” Student

TEKK Challenge Impact

1140 students
228 Teams
7km of lolly sticks
230 Uniforms
105 Towers
85 Bridges

Research shows each positive employer engagement experience can add 4.1% on to a young person’s future salary.

BE Together Ltd work with local schools with the support of local businesses, to make a significant impact on the problems locally faced. They work tirelessly to source local businesses that can provide experiences of workplaces & provide opportunities through programmes like the TEKK Challenge where young people can make encounters with employers and employees. TEKK Challenge is funded entirely through business sponsorship and donations.

230 Business Ambassador Volunteers
2056 Volunteer Hours
1140 Students benefiting from meaningful positive employer engagement experiences

TEKK Challenge is an exciting programme designed to give 9 to 12-year-old students who are currently in Year 5 – 7 a hands-on, practical experience of forming a company to meet a technological challenge, and to help them identify and develop Enterprise and STEM (Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics) skills and attitudes that will be invaluable to them both now and in their future working lives.

230 Teachers receiving professional development training

At the completion of the programme the aim is for students to have acquired an understanding of what an enterprise is, how a company is formed, and how STEM is applied in a business environment. Through activities and participation, the students will be well on the journey to becoming competent in a wide range of skills preparing them for the transition from education into the wider world of business and education together.

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Collaborating “Subjects in the City”

Local Education Business Partnerships (EBPs) play a key role in bringing together schools, businesses and community organisations in local areas and supporting tens of thousands of pupils every year to develop their employability skills and drive up their aspirations. Some EBPs are coordinated by the borough, and others are independent bodies that work in partnership with their local council.

 

Subjects in the City was an innovative project which aimed to bring together City business and teachers from local schools to enrich the curriculum across a range of areas. Continue reading “Collaborating “Subjects in the City””