It would seem there is little understanding of professions within the built environment and few young people aspire to a career in this important sector of the British and global economy. It is with this serious skills shortage in mind that GEO Careers was born.
Working alongside Alison Watson MBE from Class of Your Own (COYO), we have together developed a full day of enticing activities and presentations, with the aim of demonstrating just how exciting the geospatial industry is, why they should choose a ‘geo’ career path and what opportunities are available to them now, and in the future.
The programme consisted of several talks from leading industry professionals, highlighting their own careers, experience and expertise. Students learnt about the geospatial technology which is rapidly transforming the Built Environment. They witnessed how the knowledge and skills they learn in the classroom can be used in real life.
Furthermore, they had the chance to network with a raft of employers, all searching for Britain’s dynamic digital talent.
Supported by industry and academia alike, the highly respected, award winning ‘Design Engineer Construct!’ (DEC!) learning programme integrated the technical areas of sustainability, architecture, surveying, engineering and construction providing excellent career pathways for young people in secondary schools across the UK.
For more about Design Engineer Construct, click here.
- Are you a student who wants to learn more about this exciting industry and attend GEO Business?
- Are you an employer who wants to work with the next generation, potentially offering a work placement scheme, an apprenticeship scheme or even adopt one of the many schools across the UK that offer the DEC! course?
- Are you a school or college, interested in incorporating the DEC! programme into your school?
Get in touch today, please contact Caroline Hobden [email protected] or call +44 (0) 1453 836363