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EDUCATING THE NEXT GENERATION

November 16, 2022

OUTREACHING TO OUR LOCAL SCHOOLS

Two of our directors spent the day at a grammar school in Kent last Friday, talking with children from 11 – 18 years of age about the benefits of choosing a career in the built environment.

The event organised by education business partnerships brought over 30 employers from right across the working spectrum to students at Maidstone Grammar school for girls. The session was organised to give the students an insight into different career paths and help them decide what direction to take in their working life’s.

Claire and Peter spent the day explaining what geospatial surveying is. Talking about measured building surveys, topographical surveys (TOPO Surveys) and underground utilities surveys.

The students were engaged by some of the modern technology we use for our measured building surveys, such as laser scanners, drones and3D models.  

Claire Fenwick, Managing Director, explained why she chooses to attend these events;

“We are facing a severe skills shortage in the geospatial industry and we are not alone in the AEC sector. Attending schools and speaking directly to the students really gives us an opportunity to attract more young people to a career in the built environment.”

“There is a lot of talk about ESG nowadays in our industry, but we have worked with Education business partnerships for many years and I always enjoy getting out and talking with the young people about why surveying can be such a rewarding career.”

“The students at MGSG were great and thoroughly engaged throughout and I really enjoyed showing them some of the technology we use when conducting measured building surveys.”

Spatial Dimensions visits Madistone Grammar for Girls

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