Corby’s RS Components partnered up with the University of Northampton to inspire the next generation of technology wizards.
The event, Tomorrow’s Engineers, took place at RS Components’ headquarters, and was part of the ASPIRE programme, which aims to raise the aspirations and ambitions of young people within Northamptonshire.
The day was attended by approximately 60 school pupils between the age of 14 and 16, who were given the opportunity to explore the different career paths in engineering.
The participants from Corby Business Academy and Lodge Park Academy took part in a variety of activities, including a tour of the RS Live Innovation in Motion truck which explores engineering and technology through highly interactive activities and Pi-Top workshops, which demonstrate how to build your own laptop.
Two Engineering students from the University of Northampton, Julia Stoli and Abigail Ativie were also on hand to talk about their course and the experiences they have so far encountered working in a male-dominated environment.
John Sinclair, Dean, Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology at the University of Northampton, commented: “We are delighted to partner with RS Components for this event, which is enabling us to reach out to students from an early age, to help them understand how engineering can be an exciting career option.
“The University of Northampton is a lead partner of ASPIRE Northamptonshire, an initiative developed in collaboration between the key providers of Higher Education outreach support for schools and colleges.”