Forty Year 9 students who have expressed an interest in a career in Engineering attended Darlington Foundation for Jobs ingenious Engineering day at the Dolphin Centre. The event was part of the Festival of Ingenuity, a celebration of engineering (past, present and for the future) in Darlington.
Students got involved in four different interactive workshops run by local Engineering companies to give them a taster of the Engineering industries that are alive in the local area.
Students got involved in a structural engineering workshop with Cleveland Bridge, a range of activities with Cummins, a paper engineering workshop with Darlington College, a robotic programming activity and a problem solving workshop with 3M.
The students were really engaged in the event and with many students requesting more information on the sectors of industry that they experienced.
The event was aimed at students who are soon to take their options and, with the new KS4 Engineering courses available at Hurworth, provided the students with an insight into possible career paths, further education and routes into employment at Post 16 stage within the Engineering industry.