St. Leger Homes helps students build a career in the construction industry
Published by S Southgate for St Leger Homes in Housing and also in Communities, Education, Local Government
Young people taking part in the TeenTech South Yorkshire event
St. Leger Homes of Doncaster has sponsored an innovative science and technology event for school students held at Doncaster Racecourse.
TeenTech South Yorkshire gave the students an exciting introduction to the career opportunities that are available if they study Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths at GCSE and A- Level.
The event featured fun exhibits and practical challenges for the young people to get involved in, all run with the help of South Yorkshire’s leading engineering, technology and construction companies. Around 300 students aged 12-13, from schools in Doncaster and across South Yorkshire took part in the event.
Staff from St Leger Homes were there to guide the young people through the day, offering help and advice during activities, and providing insight into career opportunities in the construction industry.
Mick Werritt, Director of Property Services at St. Leger Homes, said: “I am delighted to be involved in this project. We run our own apprenticeship programme at St. Leger Homes and recognise the importance of getting young people involved and excited in science, technology and engineering. I’m pleased we could support the young people at the event and I enjoyed seeing their designs and ideas.”
Deputy Mayor of Doncaster, Councillor Glyn Jones, Cabinet Member for Housing, said: “This TeenTech event is a fantastic way to encourage young people to think about their career choices and to develop the skills they will need for the future. It is important that we provide opportunities at an early stage so we can support people to live, train and work locally“.