MISSILE LAUNCHED FOR CHILDREN
Schoolchildren in the Borough of Rushcliffe are being offered the chance to work on a unique electric vehicle, as part of a STEM project run by South Nottingham College. The “Missile” was purpose-built by Mansfield-based company MEV and is unique to the College and is the first of its kind in the world.
STEM, which stands for Science Technology Engineering and Maths project, is run in conjunction with Nottinghamshire County Council and is designed to demonstrate to schoolchildren the role that science, technology, engineering and maths can play in changing the way we live, contributing towards lower carbon emissions as well as highlighting some of the many potential careers that exist in these areas.
South Nottingham College’s automotive training centre in Ruddington launched the course this month to a group of eight children from local schools.
The level one course is aimed at male and female pre-16 pupils who want to study a practical hands-on programme using the very latest technology in electronic vehicle and low carbon technologies. The course should take around six months to complete.
Students will have the opportunity to progress to the College’s full-time automotive training courses.
Project Leader Andy Moore said: “This innovative programme has been designed to engage young people from across the county in STEM subjects and the Missile Electric Vehicle is at the centre of this exciting programme.”
All county schools can access the programme. For more information contact Andy Moore on 0115 945 7200.