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Webtec, the Cambridge (UK) based hydraulic measurement and control company, recently sponsored a team of 6 budding engineers from the sixth form of their local secondary school, St Ivo school, to take part in the Engineering Education Scheme (EES) run by the charity Engineering Development Trust (EDT) whose motto is “Inspiring future engineers and scientists”. They were challenged to improve the design of one of Webtec’s existing range of portable hydraulic testers, used by service engineers worldwide to understand and diagnose faults on high-pressure hydraulic machinery, such as excavators, tractors and mining machinery.
The EES, which consists of a six-month long project assisted by a mentor from a local Engineering company, in this case Diego Cossio of Webtec, provides students with an in-depth experience in science, engineering and technology that will enable them to make an informed decision about their future studies and career.
Beth Croucher, the St Ivo team leader, commented, “The engineering scheme has developed my skills massively, it has opened my eyes to a whole new career path… I would love to do a similar project again as I thoroughly enjoyed this”.
On Friday 22nd April 2016, there was an EES celebration event at the University of Hertfordshire to mark the culmination of six months of engineering development work by the teams in the East of England, where every team was awarded a certificate.
For further information on EDT & EES, go to http://www.etrust.org.uk/node/75
For further information on Webtec, go to www.webtec.com
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