New initiative launched for Engineering Students

St Benedict’s Catholic High School is pleased to launch a new initiative – The St Benedict’s Skills Passport which is for students who are currently studying the BTEC Level 2 Award in Engineering.

The initiative has been set up in partnership with local firms McMenon Engineering Services LTD, James Walker LTD, PPS Electrical LTD, Shepley Engineers LTD and West Cumberland Engineering.

The St Benedict’s Skills Passport officially recognises all of the practical skills that students learn and perfect as part of their Engineering lessons.

Mr Stevenson, Engineering teacher at St Benedict’s developed the initiative. He said:

“In capturing and recognising the skills our students have mastered the passport can then be used to help students complete application forms and develop CV’s as they move out of compulsory education and into the next steps of their educational career, be it attending our excellent 6th form, applying for apprenticeships or seeking a place in further education.”

Alfie Hodgson, Holly Laing and Jenna Henshaw (pictured) were amongst the first students to receive the Passport from Mrs Jackson, Headteacher at St Benedict’s.

As they attain strong grades in their Engineering lessons they will also be able to explain, as well as demonstrate, what it is that makes them unique as a student that has attended STEM lessons at St Benedict’s Catholic High School.

Mr Stevenson further comments:

“We would like to officially recognise our Engineering Partners’ support in making this opportunity possible. It is part of what makes St Benedict’s Catholic High School proud to serve its local community.”

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