Intro Personnel is proud to be Sponsoring Madeley High School, www.madeleyhigh.org in KMF’s Young Engineer of the Year project 2015. The project challenges Year 10 students to design a gadget using the latest MakerBot Z18 3D printer technology. Meeting the requirements of the GCSE curriculum for Product Design, schools are able to run this as a valuable ‘live project’, that sees students gain and develop basic business skills that they will need within their future careers. The challenge encompasses many areas, including engineering principles and business management processes, that will help prepare students for that next step into the world of employment.
Now in its third year, the competition has grown from strength to strength, Gareth Higgins, KMF’s Managing Director comments, “The KMF Young Engineer of the Year Awards has grown beyond all of our expectations and we are proud of the fact that we are helping to provide what is an excellent opportunity for young people within our geographic area. We are encouraged by the support that the project has been given by both local and national businesses as well as industry groups.”
“The project has certainly gained momentum and without our Sponsors, we would not be able to run the project on the same scale. The role of a Sponsor is to provide financial support, but most importantly is the mentoring that they can give to the schools and students. The majority of the sponsors from 2014 saw very positive benefits of being involved, with several already identifying potential new recruits as apprentices”.
The success of Intro Personnel is largely measured by our ability to identify the best local talent for the wide variety of vacancies that we recruit for. KMF is also a local business that we are proud to have a long-standing partnership with, therefore, The KMF Young Engineer of the Year Awards is an opportunity for Intro Personnel to support the local community in a very relevant fashion.
One very keen and avid supporter of the KMF YEOTY is the Gadget Show’s Jason Bradbury who has presented the winners with their awards for the past two years. His views on why businesses should be involved are: “Young Engineer of the Year is not only a project that addresses the issues faced by UK Government, such as skills shortage and youth unemployment, it is also about businesses taking a lead role in ensuring the next generation of the UK’s engineering workforce is fit for industry. It also gives young people the opportunity to experience the world of work and leaves Staffordshire schools with a legacy that enriches their Design & Technology departments and their student’s overall learning experience.” A video of Jason Bradbury extolling the virtues of what KMF and its supporters are doing can be seen here: http://youtu.be/2ruK8ibEheI