Posted February 2021.
Category: Careers, Engineering, Notices, Projects
WMG Academies in Coventry and Solihull have been selected as the first schools in the UK to partner with world-renowned brand Triumph Motorcycles.
And to mark their position as the company’s only school partners, they’ve donated a Triumph motorbike to each academy.
The partnership means students at the academies will work with Triumph as part of the engineering and design curriculum.
The three phased educational partnership initially aims to inspire by taking young people out of the classroom and bringing them to the home of Triumph Motorcycles, where students of all ages can experience first-hand, the fully operational, world-class engineering and manufacturing headquarters of this globally renowned business.
The secondary phase of this new learning and engineering collaboration has the objective to educate where Triumph Motorcycles have agreed to provide real-life projects and course content direct from in-house departments which can be embedded into learning structures, meeting national curriculum standards across Science, Technology, Engineering, Manufacturing, Mathematics, Business, Marketing and Design departments.
The concluding phase is to recruit, where the focus will be to ensure students are readily employable having gained real-world experience, be fluent in commercial language and be able to use tools and equipment with the skills of experienced engineers, designers and employees.
Ecaterina Falinschi, a Year 11 student at WMG Academy Coventry, said: “I’m looking forward to the new and exciting opportunities that Triumph can offer students like me at WMG Academy.
“Triumph has already given us two motorbikes for our academies, which will really bring our learning to life. I’m looking forward to going on a trip to Triumph to learn more about the company and find out what opportunities there are there.”
Simon Thrussell from Triumph Motorcycles said: “We have designed this new educational partnership to help get the best out of the students; to support the next working generation by providing them with inspiration filled with passion and drive, real-world skills and actual challenges required in industry as well as opportunities which are attainable.”
We are very much looking forward to developing this partnership, inspiring, educating and recruiting students, when we are safely able to.”
Kate Tague, Executive Principal of WMG Academy for Young Engineers, said:”We’re looking forward to working with Triumph to enhance our career-focused curriculum, expand our partner engagement programme and open up further career opportunities for our students.
We’re lucky to have such an exciting globally-recognised brand right on our doorstep.”