Engineering staff from TyneMet College, four teachers from Norham Community Technology College and Jo Lyons from the North Tyneside Education Business Partnership, visited Siemens’ Energy Services Plant. Staff from the two colleges discussed teaching and learning resources with experts at the major firm.

While there, they met Carl Hopper, Energy Services STEM Ambassador, to discuss ways of actively driving the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) agenda in North Tyneside forward.

The visit enabled the group to share good practice and discuss teaching and learning resources which will lead to enhancing and enriching the curriculum, both inside and outside the classroom. Staff hope that these measures will help to motivate students towards STEM.

Mick Burton, head of engineering at TyneMet, said: “Collaboration between industry and education is essential. “It underpins the college’s commitment to providing outstanding education and training so students, the local area and employers can succeed and prosper.”

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