Bechtel: Supporting the engineers of the future

Greg Ashley is excited to be involved with Future City because it closely aligns with Bechtel’s values. “We want to show kids the many things they can do with engineering and prepare them to be the engineering leaders of the future.”

Greg knows that developing the next generation of engineers is important to keep societies thriving and growing. “Engineering is fundamental to so many things on this planet from sustainability and climate change to the future of the planet as a whole. It’s important to pass on our knowledge and experience as engineers to those coming up behind us and hopefully increase diversity because we can’t solve problems if everyone thinks the same way.”

Bechtel has sponsored the Future City Competition Finals since 2014. Through its engagement with Future City, the company aims to help teach kids how to problem solve real world issues and give them the chance to be mentored by real engineers. Greg says, “To see the spark in their eye when they realize that what they are learning applies to real life makes it all worth it.”

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