Wednesday, 8th November 2017
JUNIOR engineer returns to the classroom to help bridge the skills gap between industry and education
A JUNIOR engineer has retuned to the classroom to help bridge the skills gap between industry and education.
Connor, 22, who left
“I’m in the process of project managing a sequence of improvements with our maintenance team and one is to find service records for the equipment,” said Connor.
“We came up with the idea of putting a folder in a prominent place near each machine that could hold its history and be eye-catching at the same time.”
Students in the afterschool CAD CAM club have been tasked with creating 25 individual folders from acrylic, using laser cutters, hot wires and a series of bespoke jigs to shape the material.
Students taking part in the project will also be invited on a guided tour around
Mr Taylor said: “It has been a great way to give our pupils a taste of a real engineering process within a classroom environment.
“Connor was a very good student during his time at
Year 8 pupil Kieran Geldard, 12, of Darlington, added: “We made four prototypes of the folder before the final design was passed by