Firm recognised for work in education
Last updated at 11:50, Tuesday, 22 January 2013
AN underwater technology company has been recognised nationally for its educational work.
At the latest STEMNET Awards, Tritech International Limited was highly commended in the “Most Dedicated Employer Award” category for its services to the outreach programme.
The award was for its involvement in Cumbria’s STEM programme.
STEM promotes the excitement and potential of science, technology, engineering and mathematics to young people and its applications within the workplace.
Staff from Tritech’s design and production site in Ulverston readily take part in events run by the Cumbria STEM Centre, where they encourage students in the local area to be more aware of a range of science skills and occupations and their practical use in industry.
Recent events have included a day at the Barrow Dock Museum for National Science Week, where school children were given the opportunity to get hands-on with high-tech equipment, including Tritech’s industry-standard underwater sensors. At Cumbria Big Bang Fair the company also organised hands-on activities, as well as interactive shows. In conjunction with Tritech’s STEM participation and as part of its representation on the Furness Education Skills Partnership steering group, Tritech is also supporting a skills fair to promote skills awareness to school children and parents to help give them an idea of what is required in industry along with the varying and different career paths.
Tritech specialises in the production of high-performance acoustic sensors, sonars, video cameras and mechanical tooling equipment.
Darren Brackwell, production manager at Tritech and FESP committee member, said: “Our engagement with FESP, Cumbria STEM and local schools reflects Tritech’s desire and continuing commitment to help develop the future talent pool within Furness and the surrounding areas. Through raising awareness of the varying options available to local school children as they develop through their education and on into the workplace or further education, we see this as a fantastic way to support them as they decide on their future.”
First published at 11:48, Tuesday, 22 January 2013
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
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