Agemaspark are partnering with Doncaster utc to give the Year 12 students a engineering Employer Project which will see the students research, design and create a new steering wheel for a Mini Cooper.
The project gives the students opportunity to develop many employability skills including teamwork, adaptability, motivation, time management, determination, accountability, innovation, positive attitude, creativity and confidence.
Workshop Manager, Paul Preskey launched the project to the students and provided a demonstration of Solidworks CAD software on Monday 13th September, he and Managing Director, Paul Stockhill will meet with the students twice more throughout the 12-week project including a visit to Agemaspark’s premises and factory tour.
The 12-week project timeline runs as follows:
- Introduction to the project brief and opportunity to meet the employer
- Initial research and designs and a demonstration of industry standard Solidworks CAD software
- Sketch geometry and 3D Modelling with employer feedback
- Improving 3D models and an introduction on appearances
- Finalise CAD model work on rendering
- Pitch ideas to employer with fully rendered CAD model
The project is one of a number of Employer projects the utc is running, others are in partnership with South Yorkshire Police, The Vulcan to the Sky Trust, Sheffield Hallam University and Polypipe.