LPW declares a partnership with Riverside College,to ensure the engineering students of the future will have developed the necessary skills and awareness to secure successful careers using the innovative technology within the Additive Manufacturing (AM) industry.
LPW is one of the market leader in the AM industry and is widely recognised for quality and experience. Riverside College will be tapping into this depth of knowledge and experience by working with LPW to help shape their engineering course curriculum, which will help enhance training provided in the College’s new £3.6M Engineering and Construction Centre at their Kingsway Campus. The new Centre will provide training in traditional engineering methods as well as the emerging new technologies including AM. Halton Borough will play a key role to encourage innovative Engineering and Construction companies to the North West region and as a result Riverside College has a steady rise in numbers looking to enroll on their engineering courses and is ranked the nation’s top performing College in vocational training league tables published by the Department for Education.
With this in mind LPW takes a group of 40 Riverside College engineering students to the TCT event in Birmingham, the UK’s largest AM event, where they take part in the “Inspired Minds” project. The project includes a two hour workshop, to give the students first-hand experience of CAD and AM technologies in a workshop environment, offering a more hands-on approach to AM.