The global engineering technologies company, Renishaw opened the doors of its new manufacturing facility in Miskin, South Wales to 700 students from across the region at two special ‘Education Days’ held during October and November.
Students and pupils from 18 schools, 6 universities and 2 colleges visited the new Renishaw plant, which was formally opened by Welsh First Minister, Carwyn Jones in October. The visits aimed to inspire a new generation of engineers, and gave young people the opportunity to visit one of the most high-tech manufacturing plants in the UK, where they were given a tour of the machine shop and a temporary exhibition stand featuring the entire range of Renishaw products including an additive manufacturing machine and surgical robot.
To address the engineering skills shortage in the UK, Renishaw is working hard to promote engineering as a career through joint initiatives with education establishments as well as remove the misconceptions regarding the manufacturing and engineering sectors.
Julie Collins, Education Liaison Executive at Renishaw explains that the two Education Days have given the company a really good start into introducing Renishaw to the education organisations in Wales, which can now be built upon to develop long-term relationships and a sustainable pipeline of future engineers.
Feedback from students and teachers was very positive with the students finding the tour insightful and helpful.
Renishaw Oceania represents the Renishaw Group in Australia.