Tag: STEM

Aston Academy Awarded Trophy for Innovative App Design

As part of this years Get up to Speed with STEM event, secondary schools were invited to take part in an app design challenge set by CityFibre. CityFibre, the UK’s largest alternative provider of wholesale fibre network infrastructure and the builder of Gigabit Cities, sponsored the challenge which was created by Rotherham Titans Community Foundation. The challenge was supported by AND Digital who...

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Doncaster Students to take part in Summer Academy

This summer, The Work-wise Foundation will be delivering two of their Summer Academies to students in Doncaster, in partnership with Doncaster Council and Equality in STEM.   There will be two academies available to Doncaster students aged between 14 and 18 in August. The first, running from the 9th to the 12th August will focus on Women into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)....

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Launch of Sector Routeways Programme for Engineering & Manufacturing

The Work-wise Foundation will deliver a series of programmes to job-seekers aspiring to a career in Engineering and Manufacturing on behalf of Sheffield City Council.   The first programme will commence in July, and will see 20 individuals attend two weeks of training led by The Work-wise Foundation and then go on to complete two weeks of work experience within the Engineering or Manufacturing...

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Invite for Secondary Schools to take part in Operation Vulcan

We are thrilled to be launching Operation Vulcan, which is innovative challenge for Secondary schools to get involved in the build of the new home for the Vulcan XH558 in Doncaster! We are inviting Secondary Schools to enter teams in a competition to design a display stand and exhibition space that that showcases an original Bomb Bay Fuel Tank from the Vulcan (pictured right).Schools and Teams...

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Launch of Operation Vulcan – An Innovative Project for Primary and Secondary Schools

During Get up to Speed with STEM this week, The Work-wise Foundation have launched Operation Vulcan which is an innovative project for primary and secondary schools. Seventy years ago, Britain led the world in aircraft design. The Avro Vulcan is the iconic example from that era of aerospace engineering at its world best. It has an impressive list of technical innovations includes being the first...

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Launch of Innovation Challenge in partnership with CityFibre, Rotherham Titans RUFC & AND Digital

The Work-wise Foundation are launching a new Innovation Challenge for 2021 offered exclusively to Rotherham Secondary Schools. Bringing together the worlds of Technology (CityFibre), Health and Fitness (Rotherham Titans RUFC), design and innovation (AND Digital) you are invited to enter teams of students to participate in a Challenge to design an App for Rotherham to encourage Fitness and Healthy...

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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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First Ever Virtual Summer Academy is A Hit With Pupils

The first ever virtual Work-wise Foundation annual Summer Academy has been hailed a huge success by attendees and schools taking part in the event. The 2020 Virtual Summer Academy, which took place from 3rd to 20th August, attracted students from 10 schools across the Sheffield City Region; with 35% boys and 65% girls attending from a mix of backgrounds including 37% from Black Minority and Ethnic...

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