Get Up To Speed nears the 2014 starting line

The Blue Shed - Ekspan hosted a Get Up To Speed Global Manufacturing Festival at the Compass Works, Brightside Lane, Sheffield, yesterday (17 April 2013). Our picture shows pupil trying out a Formula 1 car.
The Blue Shed - Ekspan hosted a Get Up To Speed Global Manufacturing Festival at the Compass Works, Brightside Lane, Sheffield, yesterday (17 April 2013). Our picture shows pupil trying out a Formula 1 car.
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Paralympic cycling gold medallist Mark Colbourne and the first racing car to be made entirely from sustainable and renewable materials will be among the attractions at this year’s Get Up To Speed event.

The event, organised by the Work-wise initiative, aims to enthuse young people, their parents and teachers about the opportunities for a career in engineering, and will be at Ekspan’s Blue Shed in Brightside, on Tuesday, April 8.

Other attractions will include a Formula One simulator, flying quadcopters, robots and a wing designed for an unmanned flying vehicle.

Hundreds of young people from schools across the region are expected to attend the event, where they will also be able to meet local and national manufacturers and learn about the careers opportunities at their companies.

Sponsors include Ekspan, Tata Steel, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Creative Sheffield and Barclays, which is backing the ‘Work-wise Apprenticeship Shed.’

On show in the shed will be some of the engineering projects being undertaken by students at local schools, colleges and universities.

For more information, visit www.getuptospeed.org.uk. or e-mail janice@work-wise.co.uk