MP-Futures taking steps to engage and enthuse the future lifeblood of the sector
OUR industry is progressing and modern technology is becoming the norm in many areas of operation. To maintain the sustainability of the sector we need to be attracting innovative and talented people.
MP-Futures, with the full support of the MPQC board, is taking steps to engage with the future generations, attracting them into the industry and ensuring the sector has a secure future in which it can thrive.
A number of steps have already been undertaken in working towards engaging future generations, including:
- A partnership with the British Science Association put into place earlier this year, taking the initial steps to opening up engagement opportunities with 11–16-year-olds.
- The development of five CREST Awards for schools followed. The British Science Associations CREST awards inspired 30,000 young people in the previous year alone, all centring around the STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and maths) and providing an emphasis on fun, teamwork, communication, creativity and problem-solving skills.
- In addition to establishing a network through Careers Wales, encouraging school visits and opportunities for business ambassadors to talk to directly to students.
To further develop and progress the existing projects, paving the way for future possibilities, we now need to establish a national network of sites with businesses of all sizes who are both willing and able to cater for school visits.
We want to showcase our industry, creating enthusiasm among the future lifeblood of the sector. Maybe you are already doing this, and if so we are keen to hear from you to understand how best to develop our current offering and share best practice.
If you wish to participate or would like further information, including how MP-Futures may be able to support you in this initiative, complete the spreadsheet available from http://www.mp-qc.org/download.aspx?fileid=1517 and return it to: firstname.lastname@example.org; or contact Anthony Elgey on tel: 07825 294 009.