SCHOOLCHILDREN across Wales have discovered at first hand what a career in civil engineering has to offer, with the third running of the Engineering Schools Challenge. Three hundred year nine pupils from over twenty schools in South Wales descended on the Swansea Institute for Higher Education and Cardiff University over three days earlier this month to tackle a practical engineering-based problem. The challenge, to build a bridge out of everyday materials, provided an excellent opportunity for the pupils to exercise communication and problem solving skills. The challenge is run by the Welsh local association with the support of local government, careers agencies, engineering consultants and the Institutions.
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