9 Mar 2020
A local school is set to benefit from a monetary donation that will enable students to buy valuable resources for their participation in the design, build and racing of electric cars.
Porvair Filtration Group has supported Horndean Technology College’s Technology Faculty who participate in the Greenpower Education Trust’s programme.
The Greenpower Education Trust is a UK based charity which gets young people enthusiastic about science and engineering by challenging them to design, build and race an electric car.
Mark Smith, Lead Teacher for Engineering and coordinator of the HTC Greenpower Team said "Sponsorship from local companies is absolutely invaluable to us being able to continue to develop the cars and compete in the races. Without this support the students would not get this fantastic first hand engineering experience. We are incredibly grateful for the support given."
Porvair’s Engineering Manager, Neil Jelley said: “Practical engagement has a huge impact on a child’s ability to develop and learn. The skills the students are learning will be invaluable for employers, engaging young people in engineering and science from an early age.”
“At Porvair, we are committed to continual improvement across all aspects of our business and recognise the importance of investing in the learning and development of our staff – present and future. We aim to develop our people to maximise their skills, knowledge and core competencies in order to create a successful and sustainable workforce that will support the business strategy.”
Porvair's team of Engineering, Research and Development professionals are involved with exciting and challenging projects from initial concept design through manufacture and validation, to in-service support.
The picture below shows the team at the National Final at Silverstone.
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