• WECA Update November 2017

    Dec 2017 -

    It's been all about educators in Waikato engineering circles recently, with a focus on connecting secondary and tertiary technology educators with industry.

    Waikato businesses and technology educators are by nature a collaborative bunch, and it was great to see an excellent turnout at WECA's 2017 Engineering for Educators at Waikato Milking Systems last week.

    There were representatives from about 10 secondary schools, the University of Waikato, Wintec, Technology Education New Zealand, Competenz and The Electrical Training Company, who all wanted first-hand knowledge of a major Waikato-based business delivering innovative milking systems to the world. Guests saw the state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in operation, including Rotary, Hi-Tech Effluent and Stainless engineering divisions and met the people behind WMS facilities, products and quality.

    Waikato engineering businesses are great at supporting events for educators, meaning teachers and tutors gain the industry knowledge and contacts they need to better prepare the young engineers of the future.

    EVolocity Waikato is another great example of an event bringing aspiring engineers, their teachers and mentors from the sector together. Read about the upcoming National Final of the secondary school electric vehicle competition further in this update.

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