Having decided at aged 14 that I was going to be a Naval Architect it was pretty easy for me to make the hard choices you have thrust upon you as a kid... Those pesky GCSE and A-Levels you take! Although it isn't the end of the world as you're never too old to become an engineer it certainly helps knowing about the opportunities it can bring.
ZAPA is my way of using the technology that sailing has in abundance to engage with the future engineers to help close the growing skills gap in the industry. Although in the early stages, it's incredible to see the transformation in kids and adults when you open their eyes to the broad world of engineering and that there is something for them out there.
Do get in touch if I can help you with your STEM workshops/inspirational talks/school projects as they will be customised to suit your needs: