Students studying Engineering and Digital Built Environment courses at Cronton Sixth Form have enjoyed an eventful week of hands-on activities during the College’s annual Engineering Industry Week.
Engineering Industry Week is designed to provide students with a taste of what life can be like working within the different engineering sectors and to highlight the opportunities that are available to young people in Engineering.
Throughout the busy week, the College welcomed numerous guests from a variety of areas and companies within engineering and construction. Students interested in design had the opportunity to attend an engineering design workshop with Kingfisher Plc. Global companies Tensar and Amey gave the students an insight into a career as a Civil Engineer, whilst ADC Acoustics provided students a real-life experience of checking acoustics using the IDEA Centre at Cronton.
The students attended a workshop with Tunnel Skills; a session that helped some students to identify a new career path for the future. Students interested in software engineering were inspired by interactive sessions led by Manchester Metropolitan University. Sellafield Ltd held an informative workshop about nuclear waste retrieval and job opportunities within Sellafield and Halton Housing held a session about sustainability and treated all the students to a copy of Sir David Attenborough’s new book ‘A Life on our Planet.’
During the week, year one students were introduced to UCAS and were guided to explore different courses at university and apprenticeship opportunities with Shaping Futures and the Careers Team at Cronton. They also took part in self-esteem workshops to help prepare them for their next steps. Whilst the year two students hosted a presentation evening, working in teams to present their ‘Green Village Stonebridge Cross’ project. They displayed their innovative and sustainability ideas and developed important teamwork and presentation skills.
Head of Engineering at Cronton Sixth Form, Jo Hall said, “Yet again our Engineering Industry Week was a tremendous success. The students learned a lot about industry and potential future careers. It was great to see them so engaged and interacting with the guest speakers and we are grateful to all the companies who held workshops during the week.
“Our Engineering and Digital Built Environment courses at Cronton have been hugely successful with students progressing onto many prestigious university courses and high-profile degree apprenticeships and we are looking forward to introducing our new T Level in Construction: Design, Surveying and Planning in September.”
Click here www.cronton.ac.uk/course-info/ for more information about our Engineering and Construction courses at Cronton and come along to our Open Evening on Tuesday 22nd March 5.30pm – 7.30pm to speak to the tutors and tour the facilities.