My Environment My Future launches new website

The My Environment My Future website launches following the success of the free schools career guidance programme

My Environment My Future website (MEMF) is a free schools programme which embeds knowledge, resources and guidance on careers within the built environment directly into the delivery of the GCSE and A-level geography curriculum.

The programme, created in collaboration between teachers and industry professionals, meets the specifications for all major UK awarding bodies and includes lesson plans, PowerPoint presentations, worksheets, and industry curated resources to complement the delivery of the curriculum.

Alongside the curriculum, the programme supports site visits, career talks with industry professionals and a nationwide competition challenging students to design and present practical actions to improve their local urban environments.

New opportunities

Originally created by the CSTT, its mission is to inspire young people about the exciting careers available in the built environment, whilst supporting teachers to deliver the best educational experience for all their students without demanding any additional time, money or resources.

Since launching in May 2020, the programme now has over 260 teachers engaged, support from five influential organisations within the sector and a growing number of companies working in the built environment. Following on from this success, the company decided it was the right time to create a dedicated website to allow the programme to continue to grow, develop and facilitate future collaborations. Its ambition is that MEMF will be adopted and collectively owned by the sector and used as a tool to support both the sector’s social impact and, most importantly, the young people looking to enter the sector.

Creating a lasting impact

With a wide range of varied, well paid and rewarding careers in the built environment, students can miss out on these opportunities due to a lack of awareness and access to the pathways into these careers. The built environment is currently facing a skill shortage, an ageing workforce and predicts it will need hundreds of thousands of new jobs over the next decade.

MEMF is aiming to help shape the future of the sector by empowering students to learn about and consider this sector as a career option, thus generating a pipeline of talent for the future workforce. Its ambition is for the built environment, where we all live, work and relax, to be shaped and created by individuals who represent all parts of our society.

How to get involved

To access the MEMF school programme for free, simply register and download the programme. The programme is open to everyone.

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