AmcoGiffen STEM Ambassador Celebrates over 50 hours Volunteering Time
We are pleased to congratulate the amazing contribution of Nicola Oxby (HR Manager) who was recently presented with a certificate for giving over 50 hours of volunteering time to the STEM (science, technology, engineering & maths) Ambassador Programme.
Nicola started volunteering as a STEM ambassador in June 2018 and has registered over 50 hours in the year that followed. She has attended a number of schools in the South Yorkshire area both in primary and secondary, getting involved with activities such as employability skills sessions, mock interviews, hands on practical’s and interactive STEM sessions. The focus with all the activities being mainly on introducing STEM and the construction industry to young students and young adults and how they can gain employment in the future.
A couple of events that Nicola was proud to have been a part of was the Big Bang Fair where finalists from a number of schools within Yorkshire were put through to a final judging event. Nicola got to judge winners of categories such as ‘best out of school project’ and ‘best project from women in engineering’ over two consecutive years. The other event that totally engaged with students and really showcased the industry was with a Primary school where the students had a full day of building bridges, railway lines, waterways, survival dens and were introduced factors of health and safety. This was a full day of construction and the headmaster was so impressed that he ensured all the students at the school did a walk through and demonstrations of all the constructions built, finishing off with a full assembly to talk to all the children about the day. In all of these hours that Nicola has volunteered her support, there have been so many young children totally engaged, both boys and girls, and you could definitely pick out some construction stars of the future.