Enthusiastic young engineers relished the experience of becoming role models for the next generation of engineers by participating in an Industry Day hosted by St Joseph’s College, near to Capula’s Head Office in Staffordshire.
Graduates and apprentices from Capula enjoyed engaging with the pupils to teach them about electrical circuits and encourage problem solving and lateral thinking techniques. All activities were developed by members of Capula’s ‘Schools Programme’, an initiative set up to promote a modern image of engineering and encourage STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning in schools.
“I’m really proud of the way our engineering trainees and fully-fledged graduates tackled devising activities that can be taken into local schools. They really put a lot of thought in to how best to engage with the pupils and capture their interest,” said Steve Tellwright, HR Director. “Being involved in Capula’s Schools Programme also affords them the opportunity to develop soft-skills and leadership skills through participation in workshops and supervising children and young adults in the fun but educational activities.”
The visit to St Joseph’s was the first of many school visits our young engineers have scheduled over the coming months. In the longer term, it is anticipated that these types of engagement activities may even go some way towards helping to address the issue of the predicted skills shortage in engineering.