05 October 2022 - STEM Careers Fair for High School Students S1 & S2 - New College Lanarkshire Cumbernauld

5 October 2022

STEM Event for High Schools - Scottish Road Partnership & Amey Public Services Staff from Amey's Bargeddie Office collaborate with Developing the Young Workforce for North Lanarkshire & East Dunbartonshire Councils.

SOCIAL VALUE – On Wednesday 05th October 2022 - via Developing the Young Workforce (DYF) Scottish Road Partnership’s (SRP) Martin Cochrane & Adam Brown (Graduate Engineer) and Ms Aishwarya Rajanna, commercial assistant & qualified engineer from Amey Public Services (APS), based at Amey’s Bargeddie Office, Glasgow, used their Social Impact Day at a ‘Careers Fair’ at New College Lanarkshire, Cumbernauld. They engaged with S1 & S2 High School students from both North Lanarkshire & East Dunbartonshire Council areas throughout the day, talking about Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). The students were shown BIM (Building Information Modelling) a three-dimensional computer modelling tool used by engineers around the world to improve overall project outcomes prior to construction. They also had the opportunity via VR Headsets, to view the Forth Road Bridge from an engineer’s perspective, standing approx. 500 feet above the Forth estuary, when carrying out inspections on towers & supporting structures. During the discussions around STEM, students were advised of subjects to consider studying at school and the different pathways leading to an engineering career.