It is a fact that Industry is facing a skills crisis & more engineers & technicians are required to help stoke creativity & the economy. Lintott therefore holds the view that it is vital for businesses, learning institutions & other partners to work collaboratively to inspire future generations to forge a career in a STEM-based (science, technology, engineering & mathematics) profession.
Led by Lintott’ parent, nmcn Plc, the overall business has committed to engaging with at least 5,000 children & young people by 2025. Aligned with this, nmcn has produced its first-ever children’s story book. “When I grow up” takes the reader through the journey of twins, “Harry” & “Amy”, who are considering their future vocations as part of their school careers day competition. The book is aimed at Key Stage 1 & includes a range of engineering activities which aims to inspire young minds! This fits neatly with Lintott’s localised programme.
The Company is steadfast in its commitment to promoting both STEM (within schools & colleges) as well as celebrating & promoting diversity within the workplace. This week, Lintott is delighted to once again, celebrate the outstanding achievements of women engineers throughout the world! International Women in Engineering Day 2020 is on 23rd June, & is aptly themed “Shape-The-World”. Since the Day was launched in 2014, the event has grown enormously, to the point where it received UNESCO patronage in 2016.
Harnessing both the promotion of STEM as well as celebrating International Women in Engineering Day, Anna Hinson (Business Assurance Manager & STEM Ambassador) presented Tasha McCord (Year 4 School Teacher) of Angel Road Junior School located in Norwich with package of “When I grow up” books & STEM career information resources (including curriculum linked lesson plans; posters demonstrating exciting career opportunities; & information leaflets describing different areas of engineering & the various routes into the sector).
Watch this space for future developments!