Leamington Spa, United Kingdom, December 14, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Independent educational charity The Smallpeice Trust has launched its new 2012 course timetable and is now seeking hundreds of 13 to 17 year old students to sample their taster engineering courses. Any student can apply to attend a wide range of subsidised four-day residential courses which take place at universities nationwide. Subjects include Engineering Construction, Engineering Experience, Mobile Communications, Nuclear Engineering, Railway Engineering and Structural Engineering. These are designed to attract students that have an interest or natural flair in Science, Maths, Design or Technology to consider a career in engineering.
The University of Portsmouth is sponsoring and hosting an Electronic Engineering residential course from 26th to 29th June. The course for 14 and 15 year old students (Year 10) offers a hands-on opportunity to learn the skills of an electronics engineer.
During the course students will be introduced to the elements of hardware and software electronics and how to apply them. They will gain hands-on experience of electronics, designing and building circuits with immediately visible results. The skills that they develop will be practically applied when they participate in design-and-make projects, for example building a buggy using sensors and remote control to negotiate a circuit in a race against time. Young engineers and academics from the University will be on hand to offer support, guidance and advice, enabling students to gain a greater understanding of the wide range of career prospects that can be explored.
All Smallpeice courses are linked to the National Curriculum and are designed to improve core skills such as team building, financial management, communication and problem solving. By attending one of our courses students will gain experience of university and working life that will accelerate their personal development and their potential for greater academic achievement.
The Electronic Engineering course, costs £175 for 4-days full board, all course materials and supervised social activities. Course information and application forms can be accessed from www.smallpeicetrust.org.uk or by telephoning 01926 333200. Interested students are advised to apply early, as applications will be reviewed and places allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Notes to editors:
Media are invited to come along during the course to view the students in action contact The Smallpeice Trust if you would like to attend.
About The Smallpeice Trust:
The Smallpeice Trust is an independent charitable trust which promotes engineering as a career, primarily through the provision of residential courses for young people aged 13 to 18.
The Smallpeice Trust was founded in 1966 by Dr Cosby Smallpeice, a pioneering engineer and inventor of the Smallpeice Lathe. Following the stock market flotation of his company Martonair, Dr Smallpeice invested his energy and part of his personal fortune to set up the Trust to ensure that British industry could continuously benefit from his proven design and engineering philosophies: “Simplicity in design, economy in production.”
The Trust is now governed by an eminent board of non-executive trustees and members from a diverse range of engineering, industry, educational and professional bodies.
In the past academic year, The Smallpeice Trust has reached out to 18,175 young people through 37 different subsidised 4-day residential courses and 1-day in-school STEM Days. The Smallpeice Trust has also trained 674 teachers to enhance their delivery of STEM in the classroom.
A strong interface is maintained with industry, education and professional bodies that help to support, promote and develop the courses. Through these relationships the Trust is also able to provide a number of tailored or specialised courses.
For more information about The Smallpeice Trust visit www.smallpeicetrust.org.uk.