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A series of special Make It school challenges – part funded by the Careers and Enterprise Company – are having a big impact on convincing teenagers that manufacturing could be a career for them. Ran by The Manufacturing Institute, the North West Championship Make It heats were aimed at changing young peoples’ views of the sector. Running alongside the Institute’s annual series of Make It challenges, which are sponsored by a range of manufacturing companies, more than 1,500 13 and 14 year-olds took part in hands-on events in Merseyside, Lancashire, Cumbria, Cheshire, Greater Manchester and Abu Dhabi. The 22 challenges involved 167 schools and tasked young people with projects ranging from designing a new aircraft to coming up with a new breakfast cereal. The teenagers formed their own mini-manufacturing companies, and worked with a range of industry experts and advocates from businesses large and small.
After five individual Championship heats the Grand Final winners were Tauheedul Islam Girls High School in Blackburn with runners up St Thomas More RC High School in Crewe. The winners of the traditional Make It Challenge Grand Final were Penwortham Girl’s School who wowed the judges with their enthusiasm and creativity despite having just five team members instead of eight. And now 63 per cent of all the youngsters taking part would consider a career in manufacturing.
Best and Brightest UAE Talent on Display at Manufacturing and Engineering Challenge
- HRH Duke of York visited the Make it Challenge in Abu Dhabi, supported by ADEK, BAE Systems and Strata
- Challenge designed to inspire Emirati students to follow STEM career paths
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 3 October 2017: The third edition of The Make It Challenge – the UK’s Manufacturing Institute’s engineering and manufacturing competition – returned to the UAE this week. The initiative invited Emirati students to showcase their Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) skills at Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi yesterday and anticipates another successful ev
ent at UAE University in Al Ain tomorrow.
Supported by Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK), Strata Manufacturing PJSC (Strata) and BAE Systems, The Make It Challenge is designed to attract the UAE’s best and brightest young talents and inspire them to embark on manufacturing and engineering careers. The inspiration for this initiative is rooted in UAE Vision 2021 and Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030 that call to enable the UAE youth by giving them the tools they need to fully develop their talents and meet the demands of future career opportunities.
HRH The Duke of York attended the event which was held at Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi as part of his visit promoting his pitch@palace initiative. The initiative was established by HRH to support his work with entrepreneurs to guide, help and connect them and early stage businesses with potential supporters including CEO’s, influencers, angels, mentors and business partners. It also aims to develop links with between entrepreneurs from global locations and the UK.
Girl power triumphed at The Manufacturing Institute’s Make It Grand Final in Manchester.
The event was the culmination of 12 months of manufacturing Challenges across the North West thanks to funding from the Careers and Enterprise Company and individual sponsors.
Teams of 13 and 14 year olds from North Wales, Cheshire, Manchester, Lancashire and East and West Cheshire came together for a deeper challenge to test their teamwork and enterprise skills at Old Trafford Football Ground.
Despite having just five team members instead of eight, the winners were Penwortham Girls’ School who wowed the judges with their enthusiasm and creativity.
A series of special Make It school challenges – part funded by the Careers and Enterprise Company – are having a big impact on convincing teenagers that manufacturing could be a career for them.
Run by The Manufacturing Institute, the North West Championship Make It heats were aimed at changing young peoples’ views of the sector.
Running alongside the Institute’s annual series of Make It challenges, which are sponsored by a range of manufacturing companies, more than 1,500 13 and 14 year-olds took part in hands-on events in Merseyside, Lancashire, Cumbria, Cheshire and Greater Manchester.