A link company will set a project brief related to a real problem within the company for the team of up to eight Year 12 students. During the project students will research and design a solution and produce a final proposal, model or working prototype. Students will attend a welcome event in September/October, a two or three-day workshop in December at a local University, college or training centre and submit a written report in February/March. The team will then attend an Awards and Presentation Day in North or South Wales in March/April, where they will display their work at an exhibition stand and give a presentation to a panel of assessors. Awards will be presented for various categories up to the value of £500.
The EESW Project offers multiple benefits to students, schools/colleges and companies. Students will gain a number of skills and receive a completion of training certificate for the areas completed.
The EESW Project encourages young people to consider a career in STEM by giving students a positive experience working with professional engineers in an industrial setting.