A link company will set a project brief related to a real problem within the company for a team of up to eight Year 12 students.
Around 600 students take part in the EESW Project each year. 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.
Entrants will need to submit a proposal explaining why they think they deserve to be EESW Student of the Year 2023, using the template provided.
The winner will receive £800 towards the cost of studying a Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths (STEM) based subject next year. Two runners-up will also each receive £400 to help with future study.
The EESW Project is part-funded by the Welsh Government Education Directorate.