Ian Swales MP joins UK manufacturers to encourage kids to get excited about manufacturing careers.
Ian is proud to be launching the "We Made It!" competition here
in the Redcar Constituency, working with local schools and industry to help
young people understand how exciting and rewarding a career in manufacturing
The competition will invite young people aged 13-16 to submit
designs and ideas for a gadget, gizmo, toy or tool they'd like to see made. Any
invention, no matter how creative, is welcome and as long as it's realistic
enough to be made there's a chance it could be!
The entries will be
judged by Ian Swales and the winner will be entered into a nation-wide
competition judged by a group of organisations involved in manufacturing,
including Boeing, The Manufacturing Institute, the Institution of Mechanical
Engineers, Finmeccanica, Renewable UK, the Confederation of Paper Industries and
Lloyds Banking Group. The organisations are all partners in the Dods
Manufacturing Dialogue, which is working to increase interest in manufacturing
skills in schools.
The best entries nationwide will be invited to a Fab
Lab, the outstanding facilities provided by MIT and the Manufacturing Institute,
where their designs will be manufactured and brought to life.
autumn, Ian will bring the winner of our local competition to a reception and
awards ceremony in parliament and they'll have the opportunity to meet the heads
of the manufacturing organisations involved in the project and learn how to take
their career in manufacturing further.
Ian Swales MP said: “I’m very proud
to be supporting this great project to help young people turn their ideas into
reality. Britain desperately needs more young people aspiring to high-level
manufacturing jobs and gaining a better understanding of how the industry and
businesses involved in it actually works.”
To find out more and to enter
the competition, pupils can visit the competition's website.