School platform tackles engineering careers

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Leicester college of further education collaborates with the ECA

A new digital platform that brings together quality engineering outreach opportunities and inspiring careers resources is being piloted.

Neon brings the engineering community together to help teachers find good quality engineering experiences, from workshops, speakers and clubs to competitions, events and trips and has recently been adapted to include virtual and online experiences to allow for remote access.

Neon aims to make life easier for teachers by curating the UK’s best engineering inspiration experiences and has been developed with strategic support from the Royal Academy of Engineering, Shell and other organisations.

Around 70 teachers across the UK are taking part in the pilot with over 50 experiences from more than 20 contributors and a range of careers resources and case studies to be inspired by.

Leicester College becomes newest ECA associate

Leicester College has announced that it is formally linking up with the ECA – the UK’s trade association for electro-technical and engineering services businesses.

The FE college will become an ECA Educational Associate, providing them with additional engagement opportunities with the trade body and its members, in order to maximise business success within the sector.

This package also includes access to a range of ECA content, including best practice guides and research, the latest technical and industry news, the ECA magazine, and use of a logo.

ECA Director of Member Services Helen Atkinson commented: “We are delighted to welcome Leicester College as the ECA’s newest Educational Associate. We look forward to working closely with the college over the coming period to maximise commercial opportunities and industry collaboration.”

The ECA has almost 3,000 members, who undertake a range of electrotechnical design, installation, inspection, testing, monitoring and maintenance work. ECA members range from SME electrical firms to nationwide engineering services businesses, with a combined turnover of over £6 billion annually.

In addition, the ECA runs an associate programme for manufacturers, distributors, consultants, training providers, educators, specifiers and end clients working within the electrotechnical arena.

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