16 Oct Today’s Students, Tomorrow’s World
A group of Year 9 students aspiring to break into the world of engineering visited The Manufacturing and Technology Centre (MTC) in Coventry. The MTC develops and proves innovative manufacturing processes and technologies in an agile, low risk environment, in partnership with industry, academia and other institutions. They deliver bespoke manufacturing system solutions for their customers.
Our students were privy to some of the most advanced manufacturing equipment, and were able to meet the MTC’s team of highly skilled engineers, many of whom are leading experts in their field.
The students were given demonstrations of new processes and technologies and were truly wowed by a glimpse into the future.
The only negative feedback from the visit was that the students could have spent the whole day there instead of the half day allowed to them. Here’s what a couple of the students of had to say about their experiences…
“It was mind-blowing”
“I Wish we’d had more time to spend there – it was so cool. I am definitely applying for an apprenticeship there after my GCSEs.”
Miss S Noble – Director of Learning and Standards – MFL
Michal Okonski (Year 9) reported…
The day started off with all of us excited, waiting for the coach to arrive. Once we got onto the coach, it was about a 30 minutes drive to the MTC in Coventry. The modern look of the Centre took us all by surprise, which had a canal running through the middle of four huge buildings.
The first thing we did was put all our belongings in the huge apprentice centre, where we saw a 1:1 model of a 24h Le man car. Then some of us got a detailed tour of the main manufacturing building. This is where we saw huge parts of aircraft engine, tiny 3D printed models of anything you can think of, and a £17 million machine!
After that, our group went to the VR suite to try out the virtual reality cave. It was awesome (even though we kept on forgetting it wasn’t real…). On the way back, we were all reluctant to get back to lessons as it was such a cool experience. Thank you, Mr. Mellor!