The engineering company Renishaw has been named as Gloucestershire’s STEM Company of the Year. The award which recognises the company’s work to enthuse students about Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) was presented at a STEM Ambassadors’ Reception held at Gloucester City Museum and Art Gallery.
The award citation referenced Renishaw’s extensive work with 15 local secondary schools where it sponsors STEM award programmes, its sponsorship of a mobile laboratory which takes science resources to primary schools, plus its initiative to train 28 young Renishaw employees to become STEM Ambassadors that will work with and inspire young students.
Julie Collins, Renishaw’s Education Liaison Executive said, “Helping children to enjoy STEM subjects at school is the best way to encourage them to study engineering at universities or to consider an engineering apprenticeship. The work of company and individual STEM Ambassadors, is therefore vital to the future of the UK engineering sector.”
Copyright Ken Hurst 2013