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 Business have launched a brand new educational element to their 2017 show – GEO Careers.
GEO Careers is open to ‘Design Engineer Construct!’ (DEC) teachers from across the UK. They will have the opportunity to come to the show, benefit from complimentary access to the main conference and enjoy their own focussed training programme from professionals within industry, aiming to fully arm them with the latest technology and techniques to take back to their students and further educate them.
Working alongside Alison Watson from Class of Your Own (COYO), GEO Business have developed a full day of enticing activities and presentations for students aged 14-19, with the aim of demonstrating just how exciting the geospatial industry is and why they should choose a ‘geo’ career path.
- Career talks from industry professionals
- Group activity to scan and digitally model exhibition hall
- Opportunity to win behind the scenes day at UK infrastructure project
Taking place on 24th May, the programme will consist of several talks from industry professionals highlighting their own careers, experience and expertise.
This will be followed by a group activity to scan the exhibition hall (the roof of which is a feat of engineering ingenuity in itself) and digitally model it, encouraging collaboration, ownership and the real life application of functional skills outside of the classroom. A panel of esteemed judges will then review each of the models, presenting the winners with an action packed day out behind the scenes at one of the UK’s current infrastructure projects.
DEC students get full GEO treatment
At GEO Business 2017, students studying the ‘DEC’ course at Clacton Coastal Academy, Essex have been selected to visit GEO Business, on a fully funded trip that will assist with their coursework and broaden their minds as to the potential paths their careers could take.
Surveying professionals will also be helping them with a challenge that puts their measurement skills to the test!