Teens get involved in the legacy of London 2012

Wed.16.May.2012 BST

Watch our video with Maggie Philbin, where she discusses events to help young teenagers see the wide range of career possibilities in Science, Engineering and Technology

The London 2012 Olympic Games may be imminent, but new research shows that the majority of us do not think that the Games will have any lasting positive impact.

However, one of the major areas of innovation in the lead up to and during the Games is the technological advances that have been developed by various companies to help the Games run smoothly and this technology will be in use long after the Olympic flame is extinguished.

Cisco is delivering a positive legacy well beyond London 2012 and one of these initiatives is working with Teen Tech which run lively one day events to increase awareness of career possibilities to young teenagers in Science, Engineering and Technology, and will run road shows across Britain before, during and after the Games, to encourage youngsters to consider a future in these exciting fields.

Founded by Science broadcaster Maggie Philbin and Chris Dodson, Chairman of the Institute of Directors, the events are a unique collaboration, bringing together key professional organisations to create a very special experience for young people. The IoD, IET (Institute of Engineering and Technology), universities, and companies pool their energy and talent to show young people what life is really like in the modern Science and Technology workplace. 

There’s a valuable range of experience and the collaboration has successfully  developed events which are relevant, up to date and alert young people  not only to the career opportunities that exist in their region but to the skills they need to equip them for an exciting and  well paid future.

Watch our video with Maggie Philbin and Ian Foddering, CTO Cisco, where they discuss events to help young teenagers see the wide range of career possibilities in science, engineering and technology.