TMETC partners with Stratford Girls' Grammar School for EDT success

Tata Motors European Technical Centre (TMETC) recently supported 16-17 year old students from Stratford Girls' Grammar School as they took part in a West Midlands Engineering Education Scheme project run by the Engineering Development Trust (EDT).

The project, which ran from October 2015 until April 2016, gave students Parishee Desai, Eleanor Hodgson Hannah May, and Hannah Willis the opportunity to work alongside TMETC engineers to develop 'the Tata Car of the Future'.

In the initial stages of the project the students focussed on Tata's home market of India and researched what the Indian customer would be looking for in next generation vehicles. Mentored by TMETC's engineers, the students then developed a solution and hand-built a prototype.

The project culminated in a presentation day on Thursday 28th April, where the students gave a formal presentation to a panel and received high praise for their prototype and presentation skills. Each student received a level 3 Industrial Cadets Gold Award with TMETC receiving an Industrial Cadets Gold Certificate of Accreditation and an Engineering Education Scheme national award.

Through the Engineering Education Scheme the EDT aims to inspire and motivate young people to choose courses and careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths). Just under 350 students from 69 schools participated in the West Midlands programme.