Pupils on the road to success after careers visit from STEM truck

A truck fitted out with the latest state-of-the-art manufacturing technology visited as part of a school careers event.

The University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) Manufacturing Technology Transporter (MANTRA) visited the school to encourage pupils to consider a career in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and maths). It is designed to give future engineers a hands on experience with cutting edge technology.

Year 10 pupils tested a variety of on board attractions, including a 3D virtual reality welding simulator, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) technology and a 3D virtual reality system in which participants can dismantle virtual jet engines. TIBHS pupils were also given the opportunity to handle 3D printed bones, which were produced using the latest printing technology.

The truck was also visited by incoming pupils as part of the Year 6 Induction Programme, to highlight the school’s focus on STEM-based subjects.

Staff and lecturers from the University of Bradford also attended the careers event to speak to pupils about a variety of career options, including chemistry, health programmes, engineering and ethical business.

Debra Gisby, Training and Skills Coordinator for the AMRC, said:

“I have a real passion for educating children and giving them opportunities. We go out on the road to try to encourage young people to really knuckle down in their education.”

Year 10 pupil Zaid Desai said:

“It has been so much fun to enjoy an opportunity that other people don’t always have.”

Caroline Priestley, UK & EU Recruitment and Outreach Manager from the University of Bradford, said:

“It was great to spend such a fantastic morning with such engaged students. There were lots of fantastic questions and they had the chance to explore a range of careers.”

Principal Majid Ditta said:

“We want to give our pupils high career ambitions and aspirations for their jobs in the future and we hope the scope of the experiences they have had today are going to be far reaching.”

STEM truck helps TIBHS on the road to a successful future career

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