Something we are always keen to see is when our machines are used in education and training as we are firm believers in the importance of teaching practical engineering, design and technology skills. In recent years it’s been great to see that alongside more traditional academic subjects, there has been a renewed focus on more vocational qualifications.
We are sure that the teaching taking place in a range of schools, academies and colleges up and down the country, as well as investment in apprenticeships, will go a long way to help create the next generation of engineers.
We are now almost in our fifth decade of supplying training facilities of all kinds, but there was one in particular we wanted to briefly look back on in this post.
A little while ago we were asked by Riverside College in Cheshire, England to provide them with some metalworking machines.
Riverside College have become renowned for further education in the UK, winning some prestigious education accreditations including the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold award in recognition of their commitment to teaching and student outcomes.
Most notably, Riverside has also been voted top further education college in the vocational sector by the Department for Education. That’s number one in the whole country – and they continued to be ranked in that position for four years running.
We supplied and installed a range of equipment as part of an all new department, here’s a few pics to show how it turned out.