AMRC spreads wings to Far east

A BRANCH of Rotherham’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre will be set up in South Korea.

An agreement has been signed between the University of Sheffield, the Korea Institute of Carbon Convergence Technology (KCTECH), Jeonju University and Jeonju City.

It will lead to more student exchanges and the joint development of manufacturing courses between the AMRC in Catcliffe and the Far East site.

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Meanwhile, the AMRC Training Centre will host its annual Make, Create, Innovate on November 3 between 4.30pm and 7.30pm.

The free event is for students, parents and teachers to learn more about the career opportunities in the science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) sectors.

There will be the chance to test out AMRC robots, try 3D printing and build gadgets.

Apprentice Brendan Pattison (16), who was inspired to apply after last year’s event, said: “There were loads of people to talk to. The practical nature of it really appealed to me.”

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Training centre operations manager Kerry Featherstone said: “There’s never been a better time to consider a career in the STEM industries.”

A report highlighted the centre as providing “a unique model” combining further and higher education in a world-leading research site.

The University Alliance paper, called Mind the Gap, added: “Graduates go on to regenerate the pool of highly-skilled workers in the advanced manufacturing sectors.”

Book your place at Make, Create, Innovate by contacting Chloe Lidster on [email protected] or calling 0114 222 6661.