Get Involved - Business

The programme offers business the opportunity to partner a local school and use their employees’ expertise to enhance Design and Technology teachers’ technical skills and translates these into a unique classroom project with students

How Can Businesses Help?

Businesses provide an example of the real world of design, engineering and manufacturing and are able to demonstrate some of the technical skills required in their industry.  

Working with a local school, business partners are able to provide input which reflects current and emerging technological practices.  Employees share their knowledge and expertise directly with teachers and support them in passing new skills on to students.    They work with teachers to enhance their knowledge and support  the development of a specific school project , based on aspects of their industry, enabling  staff and pupils to see how skills are applied in the workplace.  

It is anticipated, in the longer term, that businesses see an improvement in the calibre of potential young recruits.

Two businesses and schools undertook  the initial Skills Gap pilot, completing their projects  in summer 2014.

“By empowering D&T teachers with skills relevant to our business, both at our sites and through regional training, we are looking to make young people aware of the opportunities there are within our business when they have the right skills and aptitude.”    - Prof. Geoff McFarland, Group Engineering Director, Renishaw, SGP Pilot

It is anticipated, in the longer term, that businesses see an improvement in the calibre of potential young recruits.

“We at Alucast want to invest in the skills of young people to ensure we feed the talent pipeline for our future and the future of the local community.”  -  Tony Sartorius, Managing Director, Alucast, SGP Pilot

For feedback from businesses in the pilot, see Skills Gap Pilot Programme Report

The Skills Gap Partner businesses involved to date are listed below.

We are building on  our school and business partner base .  If you would like to find out more or  register your interest to get involved , please  Contact us.

Who we work with

Alucast
Renishaw
adi Group
Airbus
Thomas Dudley
Brandauer

Alucast Business Case Study

Alucast Business Case Study

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Renishaw Business Case Study

Renishaw Business Case Study

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