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College supports STEM in schools with state-of-the-art tech donations

COLEG CAMBRIA encouraged the development of advanced engineering among young people in North Wales by donating state-of-the-art 3D printing equipment to secondary schools.

Dan Jones, Curriculum Director for Advanced Engineering at the college’s Deeside site, presented a Tiertime UPBOX 3D printer and supporting technology.

Among those to receive the machinery was Prestatyn High School, whose subject leader for Product Design Carley Williams thanked Cambria for its support.

“The school is very grateful to Coleg Cambria for the donation of the 3D printer, which arrived at a time when ours had broken,” she said.

“This will have a huge impact for our Product Design students, especially those involved in the F1 for Schools STEM Challenge.”

Dan added: “Capturing the imagination of Wales’s young future engineers is critical if we are to develop the skilled engineers of the future.

“It is hoped that providing this equipment will spark interest in STEM and the exciting challenges a career in engineering can provide.”

The news comes after the college introduced a state-of-the-art industrial sorting plant and autonomous Universal Robot platform with ER Flex interface to its Deeside site.

The equipment was funded by Medru, a collaborative project between Cambria, Bangor University, and The Open University in Wales, supported by the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW).

Dan said the machinery will be of value to students and those already working in industry, apprentices or time-served workers looking to upskill.

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“The technology is incredible, and the sorting plant in particular will be pivotal in helping to educate groups of learners,” he said.

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