Bowman Power Group Ltd (Bowman) today took part in the Solent Festival of Engineering, located at Fareham Leisure Centre in the UK.
The event, a collaboration between Government and industry, was dedicated to raising the profile of engineering amongst young people between the ages of 7 and 18. With 2018 being dubbed the “Year of Engineering” by the UK Government, the event represented a key part of this strategy in Hampshire.
At the event John Konnakkottu, Junior Performance Engineer at Bowman, gave a presentation on how to get started in engineering. From explaining “what is engineering” to examples of engineers who’ve done amazing things, John gave the young minds a fun and insightful talk to help inspire them on their future career.
Bowman also exhibited at the event as a silver sponsor, where they gave further advice to children of all ages. To help bring the theory to life, they took with them circuit boards, turbines and other parts from their energy efficiency technology.
Paul Dowman-Tucker, CEO of Bowman, commented “With EngineeringUK estimating a shortfall of at least 20,000 qualified engineering graduates per year, inspiring the next generation of innovators is critical. I’m proud of the team for their involvement in this event and we will be seeking out further opportunities to support the promotion of Engineering as a career of choice”.
The event was a considerable success, with over 500 school children attending, along with their parents and teachers.