Inspirational Year 9 & 10 visit to the Caterpillar Innovation Centre
The Caterpillar Innovation Centre in Leicester invited a group of interested Year 9 and 10 students to attend an event based around apprenticeships and careers in engineering:
We had a fun filled morning doing a variety of activities. After an introduction to what life is like studying an apprenticeship with Caterpillar, we had a guided tour around the production warehouse. We looked at all aspects of producing backhoes and diggers that cost £60,000, made by the 1,300 employees on site.
Then we had engineering challenges including assembling a brake pedal with functioning electrics. This was in competition with each other.
Finally we were allowed in the visitor centre where we got to take selfies on the huge machinery. This was a great event, very inspirational for the students (and staff!)
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