Teens Get Involved in London 2012 Legacy

Watch the BroadcastExchange video with Maggie Philbin, where she discusses events to help young teenagers see the wide range of career possibilities in Science, Engineering and Technology

The London 2012 Olympic Games may be imminent, but new research shows that the majority of us do not think that the Games will have any lasting positive impact. And with news that unemployment has fallen by 45,000 to 2.63 million will the Games result in greater job opportunities long after the closing ceremony in August than many of us previously thought?

One of the major areas of innovation in the lead up to and during the Games is the technological advances that have been developed by various companies to help the Games run smoothly and this technology will be in use long after the Olympic flame is extinguished.

Cisco is delivering a positive legacy well beyond London 2012 and one of these initiatives is working with Teen Tech which run lively one day events to increase awareness of career possibilities to young teenagers in Science, Engineering and Technology, and will run road shows across Britain before, during and after the Games, to encourage youngsters to consider a future in these exciting fields.