Tuesday 22 May 2012
Openreach apprentices lead the way at TeenTech City
The Olympic stadium in Stratford, East London, provided an inspiring backdrop for hundreds of schoolchildren taking part in the recent TeenTech event.
Founded by science broadcaster Maggie Philbin (of Tomorrow’s World fame), TeenTech is a lively one-day event to help teenagers see the wide range of career possibilities in Science, Engineering and Technology. Openreach apprentices conducted sessions, showing young people what it’s like to be an engineer, and talking through the exciting possibilities of fibre broadband.
Juwon Adenyin from Openreach marketing said: “As a national sponsor for TeenTech we didn’t just want our logo on a wall, we wanted to be much more involved. Our apprentices are fantastic at showing young people how what we do is integral to their everyday 21st century lives.”
Other companies involved with TeenTech include Sony, London Underground, GlaxoSmithKline, Proctor & Gamble, Reuters and Cisco. Schoolchildren tried out an exciting array of technology at the event, from 3D cameras to fibre splicing.
Rob Lee, Openreach marketing director added: “Being involved in events like this will hopefully inspire a new generation of engineers, and it underscores our continued commitment to play a key part in local communities.”
The TeenTech events started in Ascot in May and will travel around the country.
For more information about TeenTech, visit the website at www.teentechevent.com