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Ten local teams enter local Female Engineering competition organised by local student

Monday 13th April 2015

Le Masurier

Le Masurier have become a JCG Foundation Corporate Partner supporting the local section of Building the Future, Shaping our World global female engineering competition created by JCG Student, Rachel Hayden.

‘We are delighted to partner with the JCG Foundation to support Rachel’s inspiring competition. We are encouraged ten teams have entered and look forward to judging the entries next week,’ commented Brian McCarthy, Managing Director, Le Masurier. ‘The JCG Foundation Corporate Partner programme provides us with a great vehicle to financially support not just JCG but female local students with an interest in construction, property and engineering. We are keen to offer opportunities for us to provide work experience, internships and mentoring to local students. We very much look forward to using our partnership with the JCG Foundation to cement a strong relationship between JCG and Le Masurier to achieve our aspirations for Island students.’

Building the Future, Shaping our World is a global female engineering competition being run by Rachel Hayden, a year 12 student at Jersey College for Girls, through the International Women’s Academy (IWA) to promote women in engineering. With the help of a fellow student, the competition was launched on Wednesday 7th January 2015 and will be judged next week with the winners being announced after the Easter holidays.
‘After being first introduced to engineering through a local CIGPE competition I felt that running a female engineering competition not just locally but globally, would be a fun and exciting way to promote the engineering industry to women around the world. I am thrilled ten teams have entered the local part of this inaugural competition” commented Rachel Hayden.
The competition is split into two sections.
The Jersey competition sponsored by Le Masurier, is open to female individuals or teams up to 4 people, aged 13-18, who currently live in the island. The task is to design a sports venue for the derelict Fort Regent site. The winning team will receive four Ipad mini 3’s and four tickets to the opening ceremony of the Jersey Island Games 2015, will present their design to the States Assembly and enter the global competition. However all entries will be displayed as part of the Jersey Island Games 2015.
All entries will be marked next week by a panel of judges which consists of the Jersey Chief Minister Ian Gorst, Dr Jon Hare an Engineering Professor at the University of Southampton, John Rogers the Head of Transport and Technical Services, Becky Slater a Civil Engineer at Arup, Brian McCarthy, Managing Director, Le Masurier and Steven Bailey the Games Director of Jersey Island Games 2015.
For more information please visit the website www.iwa-building-the-future.com , our Facebook Page - Building the Future, shaping our world.
‘We are thrilled to welcome Le Masurier on board as a corporate partner and are very proud of Rachel for coming up with such an innovative competition for local female students. ‘We are very encouraged, that despite current economic pressures, local businesses are reacting so positively to the launch of the JCG Foundation Corporate Partner programme. Investing in the next generation is crucial for the Island and the JCG Foundation scheme provides a great opportunity for businesses in Jersey to support education on and off the Island at many different levels.’
JCG Foundation Corporate Opportunity Programme – Achieve your CSR objectives with the JCG Foundation
‘The Foundation’s unique Corporate Opportunities Programme provides a vehicle for businesses to support the heart of education in Jersey. The Foundation’s activities support not just JCG students but other young people on the Island at other schools too. There are three packages available: Nisi, Dominus and Frustra. If your company would like to support education locally as part of your corporate social responsibility objectives we would love to hear from you.

For more information on the JCG Foundation, Corporate Opportunities programme please contact Leanda Guy, Foundation Director l.guy@jcg.sch.je
 

 

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