Tag: Engineering

How A Moment of Confidence Can Change Your Life by Dan Habbershaw

Dan Habbershaw, MEng Aerospace Engineering Graduate, talks about how Get up to Speed with STEM (GUTS) and The Work-wise Foundation helped open opportunities he never thought were possible: On May 3rd 2018, members of The Sheffield Engineering Academy, SELA, watched on as a box containing 100s of stamp cards collected from young students at Get Up To Speed with STEM were launched 100,000 feet into...

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School children set to support Vulcan XH558’s Operation Safeguard

A new innovative four-way partnership led by the Vulcan to the Sky Trust (VTST) is set to inspire the next generation of engineers in a project that supports the Trust’s latest fundraising drive – Operation Safeguard. The project will see CBE+, a specialist precision engineering sub-contractor, join forces with The Work-wise Foundation to engage with local schools who will all work together on a...

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South Yorkshire Celebrates Success of Skills Event

South Yorkshire hosted the largest private sector skills showcase event last week, which was attended by over 3,000 young people from 69 schools and involved over 90 businesses. The ‘Get up to Speed’ with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Manufacturing) event was designed to inspire students from 8 to 25 years about careers in science, technology and the manufacturing industries,...

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Huge South Yorkshire exhibition aims to engineer a new generation of recruits

Faced with a huge recruitment shortfall, local engineering firms organised a one-day show to inspire children – but did it actually work? The sector has long battled an image problem, youngsters dreaming of easy fame on talent shows, the demise of government-sponsored training under Margaret Thatcher and allegedly out-of-touch teachers focused on sending youngsters to university. Pictured...

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IET Innovation Challenge 2018 Launch

Two launch days were required to accommodate the numbers and were held  on Monday 8th January at AMRC Training Centre, and Tuesday 23rd January at Magna, Rotherham. This year there are 12 teams of students have teamed up with 12 companies. Students aged 13-16  have been teamed up with  local engineering, manufacturing and technology businesses. The 12 schools will be working on a bespoke project...

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Regional Employers Driving the Skills Agenda and helping youngsters Get up to Speed with STEM

Get up to Speed will make a welcome return to its now well-established home at Magna Science Adventure Centre in Rotherham, on Wednesday 18th April 2018. This high profile, interactive event, started in 2011 and moved to Magna in 2015, since when it has grown into what is believed to be the largest event of its kind in the north. Attracting over 2,100 attendees in 2017 and expected to have another...

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More youngsters than ever join the Engineering and Manufacturing starting grid at Get up to Speed 2017

Over 2,100 young people and those who influence them attended the 7th Annual Get up to Speed with Engineering and Manufacturing event at Magna Science and Adventure Centre in Rotherham on 26th April. It proved to be the largest and most interactive yet. Driven by the regions employers and sponsored by AESSEAL plc, Sheffield Tooling Company Ltd, Yamazaki Mazak UK Ltd, The Institution of Mechanical...

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3i Innovation Competition 2017 Launch

The launch event held on Monday 23rd January at AMRC-Training Centre, Rotherham saw 9 teams of students teamed up with 9 companies. Year 7 to 11 students from a secondary school are teamed up with a local engineering, manufacturing or technology business to work on a real-life industry specific innovation challenge set by the company.  The challenge runs from January 2017 to 26th April 2017. Supported...

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STEMfest marks ‘dynamic learning’ at a Sheffield academy

STEMfest, a celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths, marked the end of a whole year’s focus on exciting learning for pupils at Sheffield’s Hatfield Academy. Dynamic and engaging STEM (science, technology, engineering and match) projects for pupils have been designed to spark their interest in the subjects, and help them appreciate the vast range of potential careers that can result...

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