Attend event at Milton Keynes College and prepare to engineer your future

Louise Mifsud
Louise Mifsud

GCSE and A Level students are being offered the chance to participate in a unique day of inspirational speakers at an engineering careers event.

Milton Keynes College is hosting an exciting Engineering Your Future event on Thursday, October 25 to provide students in the new city with an opportunity to talk to engineers about their work.

One of the engineers involved with the event is Louise Mifsud, a 23-year-old who is among a new breed of modern engineers who are shaping our future.

Louise, who is Maltese and works as a systems engineer at McLaren Applied Technologies, is looking forward to speaking at the Engineering Your Future event and potentially encouraging others to follow in her footsteps.

She said: “Engineering is a team-based effort. It is such a multi-faceted, varied profession that having people from any background, race and gender not only generates new ideas but we can lead this vision to drive change.

“This is why diversity is so important. I believe that together we can make a difference.”

The Engineering Your Future event has been organised by local technology forum Biztech and is split into two sessions.

The morning session will be dedicated to secondary school students and the afternoon session is open to all adults who have left school and may now be interested in pursuing engineering as a career.

The morning event begins at 10am with a welcome from Biztech and MK College, followed by keynote speaker Zoe Laughlin from BBC2’s ‘Big Life Fix’ on ‘The world of designing and making – solving real life problems’, with a full morning of activities and discussions.

The afternoon sessions begins at 1.30pm and, although intended for adults, students are welcome to join in.

Places are free of charge but must be booked. For full programme details and further information visit http://biztech.org.uk/engineering-your-future-event