Leamington Spa, United Kingdom, February 14, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Independent educational charity The Smallpeice Trust has recently launched a new course timetable for 2014 and is seeking hundreds of 12 to 17 year old students to sample their engineering taster courses. Any student can apply to attend a wide range of subsidised residential courses which take place at universities nationwide. Subjects include Artificial Intelligence, Automotive Engineering, Electronics with Cyber Security, Nuclear Engineering, Renewable Energy, and Structural Engineering. These are designed for students with an interest or natural flair in Science, Math, Design or Technology with a view to encouraging them to consider a career in engineering.
From 14th to 17th April, The Smallpeice Trust will be running the ECITB Engineering Experience course at Harper Adams University College in Newport, Shropshire. Sponsored by the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board, this course offers one hundred students, aged 13 and 14 (Year 9), the unique opportunity to be mentored by engineering construction professionals as they take part in a series of hands on workshops and demonstrations.
Working with leading companies such as Babcock, Doosan and Siemens, students will learn about the diverse world of engineering construction as they investigate the design, construction and maintenance elements that go into the erection of steel structures and process plants. Students will find out about the diverse range of career opportunities available; from professional engineers, project managers and supervisors, to technicians, craft engineers and semi-skilled operatives.
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 their courses students will gain experience of university and working life that will accelerate their personal development and their potential for greater academic achievement.
The ECITB Engineering Experience course costs £95 for four days full board, and includes all course materials and supervised social activities. Course information and application forms can be accessed from smallpeicetrust.org.uk. Interested students are advised to apply early, as applications will be reviewed and places allocated on a first come, first served basis.
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Media are invited to come along during the course to view the students in action on 16th April 2014. 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.
Over the past year, The Smallpeice Trust has engaged with 17,495 young people through 35 different subsidised residential courses, in-school STEM Days and starting up STEM Clubs. More emphasis has been put on programmes physically delivered by The Smallpeice Trust. The Smallpeice Trust has also trained 1,280 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 visit smallpeicetrust.org.uk