Press release: Top companies support TeenTech Live North East

Leading companies are ‘going into the classroom’ in the North East – some, for the first time – to reassure young people that there’s a real future for them after school in science, technology, engineering and maths.

LM Wind Power, Casper Shipping, CyberWhite, Everflow Tech, Hogg Global Logistics, Sage, Ubisoft Reflections, the National Horizons Centre at Teesside University and Newcastle University are just some of the top employers and organisations speaking to primary and secondary pupils in a ten-week programme of interactive sessions starting Wednesday (10th November 2021) run by industry-led event host, TeenTech®.

Held over ten weeks, the free sessions will be online, to ensure the event is Covid-safe, and to help support teachers under pressure during the Pandemic.

Funded by The Reece Foundation, TeenTech Live North East will focus on themes which offer real job opportunities; from Game Design, Cyber Security, Coding and Animation to The Future of Transport, Space, Environment and Health.

Businesses and experts will be on-hand to share their stories on career paths. There’ll also be insight into the roles that make their companies ‘tick’. For older pupils ‘Innovation’ sessions will set mini challenges around the set themes. For younger pupils, there’s a chance to design ideas for a safer, smarter, kinder ‘City of Tomorrow’.

Sessions start on November 10th 2021 and run until 1st March 2022 hosted by leading science & tech reporters including Kate Russell and Dallas Campbell.

Led by Maggie Philbin OBE (BBC Tomorrow’s World and Bang Goes The Theory) TeenTech has successfully delivered inspiring initiatives nationwide for 13 years, introducing thousands of young people to opportunities they may not have realised existed.

Industry-leading contributors include LM Wind Power – a GE Renewable Energy business - who’ll manufacture some of the largest wind turbine blades in the world at Teesside’s biggest Freeport zone from 2023 bringing 750 direct renewable energy jobs and 1,500 jobs to the supply chain. In supporting the Environment session on the 10th November, LM Wind Power will be reaching out for the first time directly to North East pupils in the classroom.