Aspire2Be2 -Inspiring Girls into STEM

Coleg Sir Gâr, ECITB & Pembroke Dock Valero Oil Refinery

Aspire2Be2 – Following the recent very successful AspireToBeSteel in October, C&P Engineering Services were once again delighted to support Aspire2Be2, an engagement day initiative which took place on the 19th November to encourage girls to pursue careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). The event was delivered as a partnership between the ECITB, Coleg Sir Gâr, Pembroke Dock – Valero Oil Refinery and the Regional Learning & Skills Partnership.

The engineering construction industry has a 12.5% female demographic the ECITB and the partnership are keen to change this by encouraging more female participation the industry.

The experience day challenged year eight pupils from selected schools who had a strong interest in STEM and were looking to consider a career in engineering. Throughout the day the girls were provided with fun packed but challenging, informative and exciting activities.

The event was held at Coleg Sir Gâr and provided an opportunity for the girls to try various pieces of tech including AI, VR and Drones and the chance to win prizes by participating in a pipeline challenge competition which tested their project management skills and team work.

Tristan Jones, Sales & Marketing Manager, Tim Clark, Training & Development Manager and Angela Plaice from C&P attended the initiative and met with Year 8 female students to talk to them about their interests and aspirations in engineering and the industry. They were also tasked with various activities and challenges at the C&P stand such as creating circuits for motors that propelled propellers into the air!

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