The Welding Institute is keen to work with and embrace schools, colleges and other educational institutions, teachers and students, who are interested in learning more about welding and joining technologies.
We have several ways in which we are able to support you
Our educational outreach activities carried out by The Welding Institute’s Younger Members’ Committee, the numerous Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM) Ambassadors at TWI as well as our staff and our ever growing volunteer base, build on local associations with schools and colleges, finding ways to link real industry challenges with science and engineering curriculum topics and in supporting post-16 choices at careers events attended by our apprentices and graduates.
From primary, secondary, further education, university and to postgraduate level, we have put into place structured learning activities and annual programmes. This includes fun, hands-on workshops delivered in schools or at local science fairs; work experience and technical mentoring via our partner-schools arrangements or through the Nuffield Foundation and the Arkwright Scholarships Trust; and undergraduate summer placements. The newly launched National Structural Integrity Research Centre at TWI for postgraduate education in an industrial environment will train over 500 students in a ten-year period.
TWI is represented on the steering committee of the Cambridge Area 14-19 Partnership, and is regularly engaged with STEM Team East.
This year, the company hosted 15 group visits to TWI headquarters and regional offices from schools, colleges and universities nationally and a further 16 visits into schools.