Axiom provides £5000 of technology kits to South Wales schools

Author: EIS Release Date: Nov 7, 2019

Axiom Manufacturing Services has donated over £5000 worth of technology kits to primary schools in South Wales to launch its Education through Industry initiative.

The manufacturer has provided seven schools with Kitronik inventor’s kits, a set of resources for the BBC micro:bit enabling students to carry out 10 experiments with LEDs, motors, LDRs and capacitors.

The kit is designed to introduce elementary coding and electronics concepts to the schoolchildren and demonstrate their fundamental role in everyday consumer electronics products.

Axiom hopes that its enhanced work with Welsh primary schools will inspire more Welsh learners to pursue core science and maths-based subjects with a view to one day pursuing careers in Wales growing technology industry.

Axiom Manufacturing Services’ managing director, David Davies explained: “Today’s schools should be commended for the tireless work to stimulate a love for learning in their pupils. Though they are all too often underfunded, we rely on them to help our children to discover their potential.

“As businesses, we ask them to ensure pupils develop the skills we need for our teams.

“As a nation, we will depend on them for our economic future. But do we as businesses do enough to support them?”

Through its award-winning programmes, the company hires new apprentices and graduates annually, while continuing its undergraduate industry placement partnership with the University of South Wales, which enables aspiring engineers to work at Axiom for a year between studies.

Davies continued: “Our goal, which we are sure other companies will share, is to play our part to help Welsh learners realise the full range of opportunities available to them in the Welsh technology industry.

“Personally, my hope is that one day we will see some of these pupils return to Axiom to join our apprentice or graduate Programmes.”