Our project will have a positive impact on our students’ development as it will offer them an excellent standard of practical and theoretical education. It will also offer them an inspirational learning space that will encourage them to pursue careers in the Design and Engineering industry. The range of equipment we have identified will give our students opportunities to exercise a range of skills and competencies that are important in the Design workplace. It will exercise their dextrous, problem solving and lateral thinking skills as well as give them the opportunity to practically implement their theoretical skills. The project will allow us to expand our teaching and learning methods to align with the use of specialist manufacturing equipment and tools. We aim for our students to leave well equipped for any career they choose to pursue. This project will open opportunities for our students to access the Product Design industry as they will have experience of using the equipment that is prevalent in the Product Design workplace.
Furthermore, we hope that this project will foster strong relationships with the Product Design sector, allowing us to collaborate with businesses to offer work experience within the sector.