THE TOWN’S new design and technology teacher skills centre has been officially opened by Bromsgrove’s Conservative Parliamentary candidate.
Sajid Javid officially unveiled the new building which aims to help inspire the pupils from across the county and the teachers of tomorrow.
Aided by a five figure grant from the Business Innovation Programme, the company has opened the new centre to support mentors and the training of design and technology teachers.
HME Technology is based on the Saxon Business Park and supplies specialist equipment to schools throughout the UK and abroad.
The company provides items, including forges, brazing hearths, furnaces, welding tables, fume extraction systems, kilns, woodworking equipment, wood dust extraction systems, metal finishing and CNC machines.
The building will enable teachers to access the latest equipment and become well versed in current health and safety practices.
Martyn Hale, HME Technology chairman, said: “When they leave here, we want teachers to be inspired to teach the latest techniques to the next generation and give our young people the chance to be aspirational and creative towards engineering.
“We are not aware of another facility like this – most teachers’ initial training takes place over one year so facilities like this where they can continue their professional development are a real bonus.”
Visit www.birmingham.gov.uk/bip for more information.