L&R Roadlines is pleased to announce that Lisa Shakeshaft, Commercial Manager has become a STEM Ambassador. In this new role, she will be actively engaging with pupils and supporting teachers in the classroom to demonstrate the practical application of the STEM curriculum in the workplace whilst promoting the construction industry to foster the next generation of talent.

According to Michelle Dow, Managing Director of All About STEM, the organisation responsible for managing the local STEM Ambassador Hub on behalf of STEM Learning: “We have been impressed by the pro-active and positive approach that L&R Roadlines takes towards promoting the STEM programme and are delighted to welcome Lisa as our latest Ambassador. Her enthusiasm and energy will enable her to engage with young people at every level to promote the STEM programme by providing a vital link between schools, employers and the workforce of tomorrow.”

STEM Ambassadors play an active role in enriching activities at schools and colleges through participation in a wide range of events, careers fairs, technical support in the classroom and more. They also support staff-training and strategic development initiatives as required.

“I am very proud to have become an Ambassador for the STEM programme and relish the opportunity to show young people how STEM subjects can be applied to carve out interesting, successful and rewarding careers,” added Lisa Shakeshaft. “As well as providing valuable outreach to show young people things they just can’t learn at school, it helps to raise the profile of L&R Roadlines and the construction industry as a real career choice.”

As part of the Hitex International Group, L&R Roadlines covers every aspect of the STEM curriculum including science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The company provides young people with opportunities, via apprenticeships and the Earn to Learn scheme, across the business from administration, development, manufacturing and installation through to training and support.

“L&R Roadlines is one of the UK’s only road surfacing and marking contractors to have a STEM Ambassador that is exclusively focused on working with schools and colleges,” added John Lloyd, Managing Director of Hitex Traffic Safety. “The STEM programme is proving to be extremely valuable in terms of presenting a positive view of the industry and the wide and varied career opportunities that are currently available. It is playing a vital role in replenishing the construction industry’s talent pool.”