Jaguar Land Rover's Education Business Partnership Centres introduce young people to the world of work and encourage them to pursue engineering and manufacturing careers.
Jaguar Land Rover has six Education Business Partnership Centres (EBPCs) local to its manufacturing, design and engineering centres as part of its partnership with Birmingham, Coventry, Warwickshire, Solihull, Liverpool, South Staffordshire and Wolverhampton Education Authorities. The centres provide learning facilities and resources for children from primary school age to 18+. EBPCs aim to raise attainment, improve employability skills and showcase cutting edge manufacturing to inspire young people to consider engineering careers.
Groups of school students visit the centres with their teachers to learn about engineering, manufacturing and automotive business related activities linked to the national curriculum. Teachers can either use the facilities to complement their own courses or use tailor-made courses prepared by the centres.
The EBPCs run a range of programmes to encourage more young people to pursue engineering careers including successful ‘Young Women in the Know’ courses for GCSE and A-Level students which includees classroom activities, work placements, plant tours and networking opportunities with successful female apprentices, graduates and managers.
Over 21,500 young people and 2,300 teachers visited our centres in 2013. Last year, we won the Business in the Community national Education Award and Work Inspiration Award which recognise the positive impact we are having on STEM education and careers awareness.
Stechford Primary teacher said, "An absolutely brilliant experience for the children. A wonderful way to relate maths, D&T and ICT to real world situations.Excellent!"
Leicester Grammar teacher said, "It was wonderful to see highly theoretical economics concepts in practice. The Q&A session gave some very good insights. The practical exercises and presentations on lean manufacturing and robots were very good."
Countesthorpe Community College teacher said, "Excellent, pitched perfectly to our needs. Got students thinking.Best industrial visit I've been on in 14 years' secondary teaching."
Warwick University lecturer commented, "The visit helped students to see and understand manufacturing processes rather than just reading about them. It also inspired students by giving an insight into potential job roles."
ARRANGE AN EDUCATIONAL VISIT
For more information or to arrange a school visit, contact our EBPCs:
Halewood Manufacturing Operations EBPC, Liverpool
Solihull Manufacturing Operations and Castle Bromwich Manufacturing Operations EBPCs, Birmingham
Fiona Duffy, Manager, email@example.com 0121 700 3035, www.jaguarlandrover.bmetc.ac.uk/about-us
Gaydon Design Centre EBPC, Warwickshire
Martin Peach, Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org 01926 643497, www.jaguarlandrover.bmetc.ac.uk/gaydon
Browns Lane EBPC, Coventry
Wendy Harvey, Manager, email@example.com 02476 401070