On the evening of Thursday 12th October, pupils from Year 9 through to Year 13 at Abbey Gate College were given the opportunity to discuss their possible futures with a range of exhibitors including local businesses, colleges, universities and our very own STEM ambassador, Lisa Shakeshaft. With their parents in attendance as well, the students could discuss their career aspirations, routes to employment and enhance their understanding of what employers are looking for today.
Lisa attended the event to fly the flag for L&R Roadlines and hopefully started laying the foundations for the future L&R workforce. Engaging the students and parents alike by showing samples of raw materials, industry personal protection equipment (PPE) and exciting thermoplastic products, Lisa discussed with the students the world of work and the potential for careers in the construction industry. Lisa, on sharing her vast experience in the industry commented, “I felt the students enjoyed hearing about my own experiences within the industry and in particular were keen to learn how the road marking industry plays its part in being the ultimate service providers and being the ‘icing on the cake’ for all projects”. The Abbey Gate students also did their science teachers proud by taking extra interest in the science behind the products area of the business and as Lisa rightly related back to the students, “we are more than just thermoplastic”.
The event, organised by Mploy Solutions, a company who provide work experience, employability, careers advice and enterprise solutions to young people across the North West, was a huge success. Tina Baker the event coordinator commented, “A very informative and worthwhile evening was had by all and we hope to see Lisa at another event soon”.
“A very informative and worthwhile evening was had by all and we hope to see Lisa at another event soon”.
Tina Baker, event coordinator