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This innovative campaign will link schools and businesses in the county, enhancing education in scientific subjects for all the schools wishing to become involved.
Students will be given the opportunity to engage with local industries, and encouraged take part in a range of activities – visiting businesses to see for themselves why the studying of science and maths is applicable to a future career, for example.
NMITE Connect was launched on 21st April at Aylestone School. Norm Augustine, former CEO of Lockheed Martin, officially launched the programme. “If we can create students who are passionate about science and engineering and to use it to change the world we live in, the new University has achieved what it set out to do,” announced Norm.
At the event, year 6 children from Saint Francis Xavier primary school made an inspiring presentation about why we need a new University in Herefordshire, and speakers from local businesses talked about why they want to engage with schools to ensure they can grow.
Tim Morris, engineering director at ABT Products Ltd, spoke at the event about why we need to inspire our students to be excited by the possibility of a career in engineering.
Tara Francis, systems engineer from one of the NMITE’s partner organisations presented on the importance of getting students involved with industry from an early age. “What industry can provide is real world tangible solutions, and when a student asks ‘why am I learning this’ we can provide the answers.
“We need to start identifying how industries can show the more rounded aspects in engineering support – and NMITE Connect will encourage teachers in the county to look at their curriculums and identify how business can best support them,” she said.
The NMITE Connect launch saw over 140 teachers and business representatives come along in support of the initiative.
It’s just the start for NMITE Connect, and they have a way to go. But with support from the counties schools and business, the NMITE team hope to enhance student’s education, and eventually, provide work ready apprentices and work experience candidates for industry.
If you are a school or business and want to get involved, contact the university at: E-mail: email@example.com Tel: 01432 371111
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Email: teachingschool @ wigmore.hereford.sch.uk