The next generation of engineers could come from a high school in Worle, which has just opened a new suite dedicated to the subject.
Priory Community School in Queensway has opened its new Haley Suite, which provides students with access to engineering and computing equipment.
The suite includes 3D printers, a laser cutter, and design software, which can be used in design and engineering classes.
The center was named after William Haley, the owner of Haley Engineering, the company that rebuilt the Grand Pier after it burned down.
This is the second major project to open at the Priory this year, as the £ 2.5million Spencer Science Center was completed in the fall.
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Priory Director Jane McBride said: “We are delighted to have such brilliant students and staff, as well as such exceptional facilities.
“The Haley Suite is the latest addition that will be used very well. “
All age groups will be able to use the dedicated design software to enrich their work.
Several extracurricular activities will also take place in the suite, including an engineering club for girls.
Britain’s engineering industry faces a skills shortage, and it is estimated that 1.8 million new engineers and technicians will be needed by 2025.
There is also a nationwide shortage in the number of students learning STEM subjects, namely science, technology, engineering, and math.
However, the Priory Science Center gives students the option of using a high-tech factory center, the first of its kind in a UK school.
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