NIS continues STEM programme
Over the last 12 months 18 Year 10 students from St. Michaels High school have been taking part in an exciting work experience project based at NIS.
They took part in a live engineering project and used their interest and skills to work with the full spectrum of project resources including Senior Project Managers, fully qualified Engineers, specialists such as Safety Officers and Calculation experts, and Apprentices and Welders. Working in small teams within the group introduced a degree of competition to the events, they had to show excellent team working and problem solving skills to try and solve a real engineering problem. Subjects covered included;
- Marketing and Tendering
- Concept and Detail Design
- Underpinning Calculations and Justification
- Hazard and Risk Reduction
- Manufacture and Assembly
Findings were then presented to their peers and NIS staff.
The project culminated with an awards ceremony hosted at NIS were the students families were given the opportunity to see what they had been doing and what they had learnt during their visits.
Students collecting their certificates from mentors Gareth Couldrey, Senior Project Manager (far right) and Richard Taffs Safety Manager (not pictured)