Thursday, February 16, 2012

News: Young engineers to Get Up to Speed again


Budding engineers and manufacturers from across the region are being invited to a unique event to see some of the world's fastest vehicles and learn what key roles local companies played in their creation.

The Get Up to Speed - Skills and Education Show on March 21, part of the Global Manufacturing Festival, will give youngsters the chance to meet leading local businesses to learn about the fundamental role design, engineering and manufacturing have played in their success.

Former Tomorrow's World presenter Maggie Philbin, now the face of technology for the BBC, will also be at the event, alongside Paul Larsen, world record holding pilot of the Vestas Sailrocket, women's Bobsleigh World Champion, Nicola Minichello, and members of the British triathlon performance team, Lois Rosindale and Gordon Benson.

The event will feature the world's fastest boat – the Vestas Sailrocket, a Marussia racing Formula 1 show car and the legendary Vulcan Bomber.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to speak to the engineering and manufacturing businesses about career opportunities and to talk to apprentices about working in the sector and what skills and qualifications will be beneficial to them.

The event at Ekspan's The Blue Shed in Sheffield, sponsored by Tata Steel, Firth Rixson, Ekspan and Institution of Mechanical Engineers and delivered in partnership with Business & Education South Yorkshire (b&e), Creative Sheffield and TDC.

The Skeleton simulator developed by Rotherham-based Bromley Technologies Ltd and Performance Engineered Solutions (PES) Ltd will also be at the event along with the Formula One simulator from Rotherham company, F1 Showcars.

Global Manufacturing Festival website
B&ESY website

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