TT Electronics partners with STEMworks to develop the skills and aspirations of tomorrow's engineering leaders
20 April 2015, Fairford, England, UK
In continued efforts to support STEM subjects, TT Electronics Integrated Manufacturing Services (IMS) hosted a group of aspiring engineering students at its Fairford facility (formerly known as New Chapel Electronics). IMS has vast experience in engineering, design and manufacturing technology for the aerospace and defence industry - an industry that provides 59,000 direct jobs in the South West of England alone.
On April 15, STEMworks, a non-profit company based in Gloucestershire, brought together six students from Stratton and North Cerney primary schools to promote the subjects of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. During their visit to the IMS facility in Fairford, students toured a leading aerospace technology company in their own hometown, developed their skills in computer-aided design by using CAD tools and proved their competence by making specialised multi-core cables.
Earlier this year, TT Electronics-IMS announced that its Fairford facility received Nadcap accreditation for Electronics Cable and Harness Assemblies (AC7121). With the recent award in its Fairford facility, TT Electronics-IMS is now one of only two companies in Europe to hold Nadcap certifications for both printed circuit board assembly (AC7120) and cable harness assembly (AC7121). IMS attributes its success in developing business with many of the worldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s leading aerospace and defence companies to a culture grounded by innovation, partnership, and continuous improvement.
"We are proud to welcome students from the Gloucestershire area to our factory again this year," said Mark Cook, TT Electronics-IMS Site Director. "IMS is committed to partnering with educational institutions in order to foster the development of tomorrow's engineering leaders."
Working in partnership with GFirst LEP and various local companies, STEMworks has delivered practical computing workshops in 40 primary schools across Gloucestershire. During the project, over 2,000 students were given the opportunity to learn about computing in business and more than 1,200 students participated in the process of building and programming robots.
About TT Electronics Integrated Manufacturing Services
TT Electronics Integrated Manufacturing Services (TT Electronics-IMS), a wholly owned subsidiary of TT Electronics plc, specialises in low volume, high mix electronics contract manufacturing for the aerospace, defence, industrial, medical and rail industries. With manufacturing locations in North America, Europe and Asia, TT Electronics-IMS provides high complexity electronic and electromechanical assemblies for regional and global manufacturing companies. With a reputation for quality, engineering, testing and integration, TT Electronics-IMS provides every customer with personalised business solutions and global buying power.
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About TT Electronics plc
TT Electronics is an innovative global electronics company supplying the world's leading manufacturers in the transportation, industrial, aerospace, defence and medical markets.
We make things happen by developing new technologies in Sensing and Control, Components and Integrated Manufacturing Services. We are able to achieve this based on an explicit understanding of our customers' needs and by forming strategic relationships with OEMs around the world. Our technical and manufacturing facilities at key locations also mean we can stay close to the people that matter with a truly global reach.