Collaborate on Schools Engineering Skills Initiative


Rockwell Automation has launched a collaboration with Primary Engineer, a not-for-profit organisation which delivers engineering skills programmes into schools throughout the UK.

Bringing together other local and national industrial organisations, including Stratus Technologies, Routeco, GAMBICA and Cadence Innovation Marketing, the project is set to fund a minimum of ten local primary schools through Primary Engineer programmes in the current academic year.

The launch event, a business breakfast, brought together representatives of several of the organisations, schools and engineers involved in the project to hear from Primary Engineer UK director Chris Rochester, who explained the mission and vision the organisation to deliver and develop engineering skills in the classroom.

Speaking about the initiative, Rochester said: “We’re delighted to be working closely with Rockwell Automation here in Milton Keynes and several other companies who share their commitment to helping promote engineering skills development from a young age.” Explaining more about Primary Engineer, he continued, “The way Primary Engineer programmes work is unique, since they support teachers by providing training to deliver our curriculum-aligned projects and bring in professional engineers to each project to offer practical expertise and professional examples of how skills transpose from the classroom to the working world.”