NICK7518Casey were delighted to take part in the TeenTech South Yorkshire event last week.

TeenTech brings teenagers together with companies who are leading the way in innovation, and scientific and technological research, with the intention of showing that there are plenty of career paths available that they might not at first think about.

Casey were involved in facilitating a challenge designed by Efficiency North that aimed to test the thought processes and problem solving ability in pre-GCSE students in a 'Crystal Maze' type challenge. The environment was created to resemble a construction site, with PPE and small tools on show to add to the realism. The students were tasked with answering 4 questions across each of the following areas: science, technology, engineering and maths. The questions linked their study with real life, at the same time giving the students an insight into potential careers in the construction sector.



When a question was successfully answered, a piece of a puzzle was given and once all 16 pieces had been collected, the students had to assemble it on a specially designed board. The group that assembled the puzzle in the fasted time were awarded tickets to Diggerland adventure theme park.

Casey Labour Manager, John Walmsley, said, "This is the third time Casey have contributed to the TeenTech event. It is very well supported by local companies and schools and offers a fantastic opportunity to bridge the gap between industry and students in a fun but educational way. The students are completely engaged in the day's activities and it gives them a real insight into the types of careers available. This is especially important in our sector where there is a distinct lack of awareness amongst youngsters of the range of key careers in our industry such as Quantity Surveying, Estimating, Buying, Engineering and Design.

"Judging by how engrossed these teenagers get with the different challenges given, I only wish that this type of event had been available when I was in school!"