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PES Performance Congratulate UTC Sheffield City Centre on OFSTED Success standard

PES Performance has congratulated the UTC Sheffield City Centre on its ‘good’ grading by Ofsted in its latest inspection. As one of the top performing institutions of its kind nationally, the flagship UTC recruits young people, aged 13 to 19, from across Sheffield City Region. The UTC’s students complete technical qualifications in engineering and advanced manufacturing or creative and digital media, and GCSE and A Levels. They work on employer-led projects, developing skills related to their subject specialism as well as team working and problem solving. The latest statistics show that 100% of students progressed onto university, employment or further training last year including high quality apprenticeships with employers such as Jaguar Land Rover, Boeing, British Aerospace and Amazon. Dan Fleetcroft, Technical Director ...

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Swansea University Use 3D Scanning to Save Sea Life standard

A marine biology project led by students at the University of Swansea has used 3D scanners to create full body 3D scans of dolphins, sharks, and large turtles. The 3D models produced enabled the design and customisation of tags which gather data on the speed and activity levels of the animal, offering detailed information on migration patterns and the effects of ocean temperatures on their behaviour. Swansea University’s Lab for Animal Movement (SLAM) researches marine animal life using state-of-the-art tagging technology and leading data visualization techniques. This is done to understand more about the lives of marine animals in the depths of the ocean, even when they are out of sight. Led by Lloyd Hopkins, a Ph.D student, SLAM have been focused ...

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3D Scanning Saves Astronomical Time standard

From January to the end of October 2018, the Old Town Astronomical Clock in Prague underwent a restoration project. The goal of the restoration work was to give the watch its original look and original tuners of the 1960s. During the Second World War, the astronomical clock was hit by bullets and subsequent fire severely damaged the clock. After the war, the clock was repaired to be fully functional again. More contemporary approaches were used to fix the clock. As a result, the whole mechanism consisted of both historical and modern-day parts. After the renovation, this cultural and historical monument was to return to a state that was both functionally and visually reminiscent of its original version. The Czech Horological Society was ...

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“The beauty of engineering is that the route to engineering can be so different. Some of the best engineers I know did a couple of A-Levels or a GSCE and went on to design racing cars, aeroplanes and space rockets." quote

“The beauty of engineering is that the route to engineering can be so different. Some of the best engineers I know did a couple of A-Levels or a GSCE and went on to design racing cars, aeroplanes and space rockets." Dan Fleetcroft“It’s great to see where we are going with apprenticeships but again we still need to drive that. If we can increase the interest of young people in engineering we will have a better opportunity for success.” Mike Maddock In a second part of an interview with the Engineering Employers Federation (EEF), Mike Maddock and Dan Fleetcroft of PES Performance discussed the new routes individuals can take to enter a career within such a prosperous sector. Mike began the discussion and stated that ...

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How we’re helping shape regional innovation strategy & future engineering skills provision image

Regional innovation strategy

PES Performance directors Mike Maddock and Dan Fleetcroft have been invited to join two key regional innovation strategy & engineering skills development bodies. Mike is now a member of the region’s Science and Innovation Board (SIB). The Board has a clear mission to; Influence the strategic direction of the Sheffield City Region (SCR) by supporting growth and economic impact in areas that depend on science-led innovation Set a medium/long term vision for the SCR in respect to its impact and position at national and international levels and will influence, lobby and bring investment and action to achieve this Provide direct communication and advice to the SCR Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Board in order to support strategic decision making and opportunities relating to science- led innovation ...

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