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Manufacturing students tune in

Black Country University Technical College (UTC) students impressed delegates during a one day event that hopes to boost the image of manufacturing to young people.

The Made in the Midlands exhibition showcased some of the area’s best manufacturing firms. Students also had the opportunity to visit stands and see what the industry is like.

Director of Business Engagement at Black Country UTC, Gordon Mills, commented: “It’s important our students gain an exposure to industry and a real insight into what opportunities are around them.

“We need to find ways that will make a career in engineering more appealing to young people.”

The students will also be able to exhibit their own talents with the Made in the Midlands young inventor award which will take place in October.

The students have already launched some successful projects including turning old records into bespoke clocks which has received widespread acclaim.

Made in the Midlands representative Jason Pitt said: “We hope that ideas seen today can help inspire a new crop of budding engineers and inventors to help continue the fantastic image and history of British inventiveness.”

Made in the Midlands is based in Wolverhampton and champions manufacturing in the Midlands. It has been established for ten years and currently has around 250 SME manufacturing companies among its members.

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