Plant & Works Engineering
Mach 2010 launches education zone
Published:  10 March, 2010

Mach 2010 launches education zone

Mach 2010  (7-11 June) organisers, MTA, are launching a plan to encourage more young talent to consider engineering based manufacturing as a career. In a new move the exhibition will feature a dedicated Education and Training Zone - aimed specifically at school and college students visiting the show. The centre piece of the zone will be the widely acclaimed University of Sheffield AMRC with Boeing MANufacturing TRAnsporter (MANTRA)  - a specially equipped 14m long lorry designed to give aspiring young engineers a hands on experience with real, leading-edge manufacturing technologies.

Once in the MACH 2010 Education and Training Zone schools with pupils aged 14-16 will be given managed tours to enable them to fully experience MACH 2010 while older students will be provided with educational packs produced by DTEP (Design and Technology Educational Partnership) which include details of a self-guided tour. The tours include a visit to the MANTRA for which Rolls-Royce; Boeing; Sandvik Coromant and Mori Seiki and 3-D virtual reality company, Virtalis, have all contributed resources for the students to experience. In addition the zone features a seminar area and will play host to a number of relevant exhibitors. Stand space in the zone is available to educational institutions and organisations promoting engineering as a career.

Graham Shearsmith, MACH 2010 Exhibition Manager commented: "The Education and Training Zone is a brand new venture for the show and marries together industry's need for new blood and one of the MTA's key objectives - to encourage talent. We're delighted that the AMRC's MANTRA will form the centerpiece of the new zone as it will provide the wow factor necessary to engage the minds of the audience we hope to attract."

 For further information please visit: visit