Students Getting Into Engineering

14th September 2018

Students at Jersey secondary schools will have new opportunities to get into careers in Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths.

A new programme in digital engineering is being piloted at Le Rocquier School.

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Previously, students have had little opportunity to get hands-on experience working in STEM industries before university.

The new programme called ‘Design Engineer Construct’ is being led by J3 – the group planning the construction of Jersey’s Future Hospital.

It’ll give 11-18 year-old students learning activities and qualifications to boost their skills in those areas.

Dave Roworth from Skills Jersey says DEC will help students choose their future careers:

“The students involved in the programme will use industry-standard software and will work alongside industry professionals. Through the DEC qualification, they will gain experience both in class and out on site, and observe the full range of exciting professional careers now available in the modern built environment industries.”

The first group of students will start on the course this academic year.

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