MOTORCYCLE giant Triumph has teamed up with the WMG Academies in Solihull and Coventry.
And to mark their position as the company’s only school partners, they’ve donated a Triumph motorbike to each academy.
The tie-up means students at the schools – the Solihull one is based in Chelmsley Road – will work with Triumph as part of the engineering and design curriculum.
The three phased educational partnership initially aims to inspire by taking young people out of the classroom and bringing them to the home of Triumph Motorcycles, where students of all ages can experience first-hand, the fully operational, world-class engineering and manufacturing headquarters of this globally renowned business.
The secondary phase of this new learning and engineering collaboration has the objective to educate where Triumph Motorcycles have agreed to provide real-life projects and course content direct from in-house departments which can be embedded into learning structures, meeting national curriculum standards across Science, Technology, Engineering, Manufacturing, Mathematics, Business, Marketing and Design departments.
The concluding phase is to recruit, where the focus will be to ensure students are readily employable having gained real-world experience, be fluent in commercial language and be able to use tools and equipment with the skills of experienced engineers, designers and employees.
Simon Thrussell from Triumph Motorcycles said: “We have designed this new educational partnership to help get the best out of the students; to support the next working generation by providing them with inspiration filled with passion and drive, real-world skills and actual challenges required in industry as well as opportunities which are attainable.”
We are very much looking forward to developing this partnership, inspiring, educating and recruiting students, when we are safely able to.”
Kate Tague, Executive Principal of WMG Academy for Young Engineers, said:”We’re looking forward to working with Triumph to enhance our career-focused curriculum, expand our partner engagement programme and open up further career opportunities for our students.
We’re lucky to have such an exciting globally-recognised brand right on our doorstep.”