DBD are delighted to be involved with the Royal Academy of Engineering as it launches an outreach project in the Welsh Valleys
A five-year project to encourage pupils in the south Wales valleys to study engineering has been launched by the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE). It is the first time the UK body, which promotes excellence in the industry, has operated such a programme in Wales. It begins with 130 primary and secondary school pupils taking part in activities and challenges. The aim is to encourage STEM subjects - science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Andrew Carlick, CEO DBD Group, is one of the business leaders involved with the Valleys project. Accompanied by Laura Ratcliffe, Process Engineer, and Carwyn Chamberlain, Graduate Engineer, Andrew gave a presentation about careers in engineering when they returned to their old school, Afon Taf High, to speak to pupils
The Welsh Valleys has a long history of engineering and this project builds on that heritage, supporting the untapped engineering potential within local students to build a skills base for engineering companies in South Wales.