05 Oct Ford and Primary Engineer launch initiative for Essex primary school children
Ford and Primary Engineer are launching an exciting Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) initiative for primary school children in 20 schools across Essex.
Primary Engineer, a non-profit organisation, runs a variety of engineering-based courses for children of primary school age. The objective of the courses is to make engineering fun and exciting, to help inspire the next generation of engineers. Primary Engineer links Ford engineers with local schools so they can raise awareness of STEM related professions and support teachers and students in the practical aspects of the courses.
Ford invited 40 teachers from 20 schools to the Ford Dunton Technical Centre to take part in a one-day practical course. The Technical Centre is home to over 3,000 highly skilled designers, engineers and support staff, all contributing to the company’s research and development of Ford vans and engines. The training day enables teachers to deliver a classroom engineering project linked to the students’ curriculum.
Ford Motor Company Fund, a non-profit organisation and the philanthropic arm of Ford Motor Company, is supporting Primary Engineer with a £15,000 grant to execute this programme. Ford Fund invests in innovative programmes focused on Education, Sustainable Communities and Safe, Smart Mobility.