Engineering firm’s donation supports students
Wed, 11 January 2023
Engineering firm donate state of the art equipment for Tameside College students to learn vital skills.
Siemens, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of technology and engineering products has donated ‘programmable logic control’ (PLC) equipment for students and apprentices to use during their studies.
PLCs are computers that are used to control production lines and machinery that is essential for the modern world. The equipment, which now sits in the college’s robotics suite, was donated after being used in the national ‘WorldSkills’ student competitions.
Siemens apprentices Ben Love and Lucy Yelland, who study with the college, took part in the WorldSkills 2022 competition and received silver medals in the ‘mechatronics’ category.
According to the Career Transition Partnership, the average wage for an engineer in the UK is £58,000 and the sector has grown rapidly for the last decade.
Carl Shaw, assistant principal at Tameside College, said: “I would like to thank Siemens for their generous donation of equipment, which will be gratefully accepted by our engineering department. As one of the best training providers for engineering in the north west, the college prides itself on industry partnerships and high quality teaching and this will help us improve even further.”
To find out more about engineering courses and apprenticeships at Tameside College, visit the college website or call 0161 908 6600.