Engineers of the future visit the AMRC Training Centre
Last week the AMRC Training Centre welcomed 70, year 10 engineering and manufacturing students from UTC Sheffield. One of the first University Technical Colleges in the country, UTC Sheffield offers specialist courses, designed with employers, in two exciting industry areas, creative & digital media and advanced engineering & manufacturing.
The AMRC Training Centre is working in partnership with Rolls-Royce on a pioneering programme aiming to provide UTC students with access to real life manufacturing and engineers involved in the sector. The visit followed on from a guest lecture given to UTC students by Adrian Allen, commercial director of the AMRC.
Prior to their visit, the UTC students studied areas such as, innovation and creativity in engineering, protection of new ideas and research and developments in materials and processes. The visit to the AMRC Training Centre enabled the students to apply the classroom learning to a real life engineering environment. The visit included presentations and workshops delivered by AMRC specialists, covering various aspects of the design to manufacture process including use of materials and financial considerations as well as environmental impact.
The visit also included a tour of both the AMRC with Boeing, Rolls-Royce Factory of the Future and Nuclear AMRC to see real life examples of engineers at work. This was followed by an interactive session with AMRC apprentice Jacob Martin, who gave an overview of the day in the life of an apprentice.
The new AMRC Training Centre is well prepared to inform, educate and inspire young people with a dedicated Education Centre on site. The UTC students had the pleasure of being first to experience the new Virtual Reality Wall, allowing them to have a go and get a feel for designing in a 3d virtual reality world.
The visit was a great success, with Gareth Nadin, Head of Engineering at the UTC saying I would like to thank you for all the hard work that was put into today. The students came back buzzing and we look forward to working together again soon.
The AMRC Training Centre and Workwise are offering a suite of experiences and training courses aimed at young people, parents and teachers.On the 6th of February the Training Centre will be hosting the Make, Create, Innovate event. This is a free event for students, parents and teachers to showcase opportunities and careers in Science Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). If you are interested in attending, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.