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Tees Valley Schools Attend Bring It On!

Tees Valley Combined Authority were pleased to support the fourth live exhibition of Bring It On 2022, which took place on 12th & 13th October at the Beacon of Light building in Sunderland.

The exhibition for future engineers, is targeted at young people aged 9-14. It aims to raise the aspirations of North East youngsters and contribute to closing the engineering skills gap in the region. The Bring It On event aims to do this by Educating young people about the engineering opportunities in their region, inspiring them to pursue a career in engineering and informing them about career paths into the industry.

Engineering companies exhibit in five zones representing the major engineering sectors in the region; Automotive, Rail and Aerospace; Creative & Digital Technology; Civil, Structural and Construction; Subsea, Oil, Gas, Renewables and Energy and Chemicals & Processing, PLUS new for 2022 a sixth zone ‘The Road to Net Zero’ to showcase the innovative engineering solutions local engineering companies are developing and implementing to help the UK deliver on its commitment to reach Net Zero emissions by 2050.

Over 600 students from 43 secondary and primary schools across the Tees Valley attended the event.  Students could operate medical equipment provided by the NHS, get their hands on engine parts, including an item from a F1 car provided by Darchem Engineering, learn about Satellites from Ambasat, see the products that Ventors pigments go into, operate a digger, learn about careers at EDF and see a moving robot dog, amongst many other activities.

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