MACH 2018 provides a special offer to students visiting the trade fair. The show will host the so called Education & Development Zone aimed at students between 11 and 19 years.
According to the organisers, the special area will bring together leading engineering companies and educational institutions from all over UK.
The aim of the E&D Zone is to inform young people about career chances in a number of industries and make those fields attractive. For the organisers, events like this are important to address the problems of the skill gap.
One of the supporters of the E&D Zone is tool supplier Sandvik Coromant. Kim Olander, Marketing Manager at Sandvik Coromant, said: “Engineering knowledge and skills are in short supply and we need to secure enough skilled people in the future to meet demand. Sandvik Coromant is proud to partner with the Education and Development Zone once again. We hope to enthuse young people about the vast range of careers engineering can offer them.”
The Education & Development Zone wants to bring together students and employees of the manufacturing sector. This way, students can learn from first-hand experience how a career in manufacturing can look like. The apprentices and graduates from the exhibiting companies will give guided tours around the circle exhibition. Additionally, there will be a number of activities and seminars offered in the E&D Seminar Theatre.