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My Environment, MyKindaFuture

My Environment My Future has joined forces with MyKindaFuture (MKF) to roll out the latest iteration of its program.

My Environment My Future (MEMF) is a school program developed by The CSTT for students studying GCSE Geography. The course merges seamlessly with the GCSE curriculum, enriching the delivery of the “Urban Environments” module and brings a fresh angle to studies for students. Accessible online, deliverable by teachers without extra training and provided free of charge, the programme takes students through the process of a real-world construction project with the support of industry specialists, site visits and even the chance to win cash prizes, work placements and visits to iconic development sites.

The projects make up one of the most exciting elements of the program, giving students and their teachers guidance through the planning process of a building/landscape development and the creation of a new development or regeneration proposal. The project requires students to work collaboratively and to think about the real-world applications of their new knowledge. To enter students produce a presentation or video which is judged by Industry professionals with prizes awarded to the most comprehensive, complete and creative.

My Environment My Future completed its pilot year March and the program was received extremely well by the teachers and students. Before completing the program 90% of students felt it was unlikely they would consider careers in the Built Environment, compared with almost 25% saying they were likely to consider the Built Environment and a total of 65% were open to the idea after MEMF. Supported by these figures, the CSTT decided to push the program out and set a target of reaching 100 schools.

To achieve this objective the CSTT has teamed up with MyKindaFuture, an award-winning HR tech company specialising in helping organisations place and retain young, diverse and talented individuals.

MyKindaFuture will reach out to over 400 schools across the Midlands and South of England to publicise the resource to the schools that need it the most.

Will Akerman, Founder and Managing Director at MyKindaFuture, said: “We are thrilled to be partnering with My Environment My Future on such an important project. We are passionate about providing young people with the opportunities that they deserve to succeed in life and are confident that the scheme will prove invaluable for pupils in the target areas, as well as positively impacting the Built Environment.”

The CSTT is excited to be working on this new initiative, helping students find a direct link from their junior studies to a fully fledged career in the Built Environment. 

Terry Watts, CEO of CSTT concluded that “We have found a recipe with My Environment My Future to engage schools and young people in the industrial scale awareness raising programme the Built Environment needs to address its future skills requirements. It is up to the sector and schools now to engage with the programme to show young people what exciting career opportunities there are in shaping the Built Environment of the future.”   

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01/05/2020 15:28:22

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