7/18/2018

Apprentices Inspire a New Generation of Engineers

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Renishaw recently saw 55 of its apprentices volunteer at MACH 2018 in support of the Education and Development Zone. The initiative involved tours, talks and demonstrations for students aged 11 to 19.

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MACH Demonstration

 

Renishaw, a global engineering technologies company, recently saw 55 of its apprentices volunteer at MACH 2018 in support of the Education and Development Zone. The initiative involved tours, talks and demonstrations at the show to encourage students aged 11 to 19 to study science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects at a higher level.

Renishaw was one of the many companies that volunteered apprentices to become tour guides at MACH. The apprentices took students on tours of the show, where exhibitors gave talks and demonstrations, or organized hands-on activities to educate students about what is happening in the industry and the many paths into engineering.

“Taking apprentices to exhibitions like MACH benefits visiting students and their families,” explains Chris Pockett, head of communications at Renishaw. “The apprentices offer another perspective to the students, as they are only a few years older. Our apprentices can relate to the students and give advice and tips on the paths into engineering and what the job is really like.

“The initiative also helps apprentices to improve their skills,” adds Mr. Pockett. “Conducting tours aids their personal development, improves their communication skills and helps them to contextualize their knowledge.”


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