MEDIA RELEASE March 2015 Le Masurier become JCG Foundation Corporate Partner supporting the local section of Building the Future, Shaping our World global female engineering competition Le Masurier is the latest business to join the JCG Foundation as a corporate partner. ‘We are delighted to partner with the JCG Foundation to support Rachel’s inspiring competition, commented Brian McCarthy, Managing Director, Le Masurier. ‘The JCG Foundation Corporate Partner programme provides us with a great vehicle to financially support not just JCG but female local students with an interest in construction, property and engineering. We are keen to offer opportunities for us to provide work experience, internships and mentoring to local students. We very much look forward to using our partnership with the JCG Foundation to cement a strong relationship between JCG and Le Masurier to achieve our aspirations for Island students.’ Building the Future, Shaping our World is a global female engineering competition being run by Rachel Hayden, a year 12 student at Jersey College for Girls, through the International Women’s Academy (IWA) to promote women in engineering. With the help of a fellow student, the competition is being launched on Wednesday 7 th January 2015 and will run until Friday 20th March 2015.
“After being first introduced to engineering through a local CIGPE competition I felt that running a female engineering competition not just locally but globally, would be a fun and exciting way to promote the engineering industry to women around the world” commented Rachel Hayden. The competition is split into two sections. The Jersey competition sponsored by Le Masurier, is open to female individuals or teams up to 4 people, aged 13-18, who currently live in the island. The task is to design a sports venue for the derelict Fort Regent site. The winning team will receive four Ipad mini 3’s and four tickets to the opening ceremony of the Jersey Island Games 2015, will present their design to the States Assembly and enter the global competition. However all entries will be displayed as part of the Jersey Island Games 2015. All entries will be marked by a panel of judges which consists of the Jersey Chief Minister Ian Gorst, Dr Jon Hare an Engineering Professor at the University of Southampton, John Rogers the Head of Transport and Technical Services, Becky Slater a Civil Engineer at Arup, Brian McCarthy, Managing Director, Le Masurier and Steven Bailey the Games Director of Jersey Island Games 2015. For more information please visit the website www.iwa-building-the-future.com , our Facebook Page - Building the Future, shaping our world.
‘We are thrilled to welcome Le Masurier on board as a corporate partner and are very proud of Rachel for coming up with such an innovative competition for local female students. ‘We are very encouraged, that despite current economic pressures, local businesses are reacting so positively to the launch of the JCG Foundation Corporate Partner programme. Investing in the next generation is crucial for the Island and the JCG Foundation scheme provides a great opportunity for businesses in Jersey to support education on and off the Island at many different levels.’
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‘The Foundation’s unique Corporate Opportunities Programme provides a vehicle for businesses to support the heart of education in Jersey. The Foundation’s activities support not just JCG students but other young people on the Island at other schools too. There are three packages available: Nisi, Dominus and Frustra. If your company would like to support education locally as part of your corporate social responsibility objectives we would love to hear from you. For more information on the JCG Foundation, Corporate Opportunities programme please contact Leanda Guy, Foundation Director email@example.com Notes to Editors Le Masurier Le Masurier is one of Jersey’s oldest and largest property companies with real estate assets located in Jersey, the United Kingdom and throughout continental Europe. The Group’s strategy is to achieve long term, growing, secure and sustainable income. The investment risk profile of the Group is aligned with the culture of the ultimate beneficial owners and follows a risk averse, conservative and long term growth strategy. www.lemasurier.co.uk Jersey College for Girls Founded in 1880, JCG has been at the forefront of girls' education in Jersey for over 125 years and has a well deserved reputation for academic excellence and service to the Island community. Our students thrive on expert teaching, state of the art facilities and a vast range of extra-curricular, enrichment and expedition activities. They are enterprising, friendly and ambitious and they have wonderful purpose, energy and sense of service to others. Our staff care and are dedicated, creative and talented. Our exceptional academic results are a testimony to the personal and collective success of all at JCG. From here, our students go on to study at good universities, both in the United Kingdom and across the world. Each day we strive to deliver the very best educational experience for our students. This experience should deliver outstanding academic achievement and, more importantly, nurture someone who is happy, well mannered and able to find fulfilment in one’s service to others. We want your daughter’s time at JCG to be a chapter in her life she is able to look back upon with happiness and pride and see how her mind and sensibility evolved to create a person capable of forging a successful and rewarding life. In short, we strive to develop her understanding of herself and the positive impact she can make on the world.
JCG Foundation The JCG Foundation has been set up as a charitable trust to support current and past students. The Foundation will also raise awareness of JCG within the local, national and international community. The Foundations 4 Key Areas of Focus Alumni - To strengthen long-term connections with the JCG Alumni, creating a sustainable network of support and advocacy for the JCG Community and increasing the sense of belonging. Student Support – to substantially increase funding available for scholarships and needs-based financial support for students, to enable any student offered a place to be able to accept, irrespective of financial background. To open up its various programmes to non JCG local students. Capital Projects – to invest in state of the art facilities which inspire and enable our students and staff to flourish and excel. Learning and Curriculum Development – to ensure JCG remains at the forefront of educational innovation and learning by extending students’ range of skills to meet the challenges and opportunities of living and working internationally. www.jcg.je Contact Information: Leanda Jane Guy, Foundation Director, Jersey College for Girls, Le Mont Millais, St Saviour Jersey JE2 7YB Tel 01534 516206 Email firstname.lastname@example.org