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RSA Isle of Wight Network Meeting

Fellowship Event


Quay Arts, Newport

  • Fellowship
  • Fellowship in Action

Join the RSA Isle of Wight Network for our March meeting. Meet up with Fellows on the Isle of Wight and hear about, or get involved with, projects that Fellows are leading locally.

Raising Aspirations in Technology Education & Achievement on the Island - Part 2

Further to our intention to discuss the issues around young people, technical skills and career aspirations on the Island, we have a second evening of presentations from invited expert speakers:

  1.  Our first speaker is Mark Batin, retired RAF Navigator who served from 1981-2006. Mark completed operational tours in Northern Ireland, Kosovo/Macedonia and Iraq. After leaving the RAF, he became Executive Officer for Oxfordshire Army Cadet Force, and switched to the volunteer role with Hampshire and Isle of Wight ACF. Mark will deliver a presentation on the ‘The Spirit of Vectis’ (TSOV). TSOV is a project to give young people on the Isle of Wight the opportunity to participate in building an aeroplane. The TSOV project is under the auspices of the Royal Institute of Navigation and is one of a number of ‘The Spirit of…’ programmes around the UK.
  2. Our second speakers are from the Isle of Wight College. Janet Stevens and Paul McKillop will discuss how they inspire college students interested in technology by focusing on employer engagement and experiences in the workplace.
  3. Our next speaker is Richard White, Head of the Studio School, and soon-to-be Managing Director of CECAMM. Richard kindly spoke at our last meeting and is keen to update the IOW RSA network on significant new developments in career strategy planning on the Island that have happened since January. The new Island Careers Partnership which is launching in April, should offer the RSA network opportunities for some exciting collaborative work.
  4. Finally, our IOW RSA network co-convener Jonathan Peel will present his ideas on how we can promote and celebrate technical companies on the Island through a project to raise awareness of technical learning and related careers in our primary schools. Each main speaker will talk for around 10 minutes. Richard and Jonathan will give short updates leaving plenty of time for a Q&A/discussion.

Please note the later start time of 18:30.

The meeting will finish at 20:30hrs. Next meeting is on May 22nd 2019.

If you have any access requirements or require any reasonable adjustments, please let the team know: Please also let us know if you have any dietary requirements or severe allergies.

Location: Quay Arts, Sea Street, Newport, PO30 5BW

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