An installation with Warco lathes and milling machines

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 and design & 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’re 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 supply and install a variety of metalworking machines.

Warco Major GH milling 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, and in this post we’ve added a few pics to show how it turned out.

A line up of Warco Major GH milling machines
Warco milling machines in the classroom
Warco WM40 shown in the foreground, this was the largest milling machine in the workshop.
Education installation of metalworking machines
The layout was carefully considered, with machines grouped by section and neatly separated to allow for plenty of teaching and student space.
A row of Warco GH1322 lathes
The metal turning section of the classroom and row of Warco GH1322 lathes.

See also:

Warco at JCB Academy

Warco at Prospects College

Warco at WMG Academy

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