Following the success of the MTA’s Annual Dinner last week we are delighted to announce that the final figure for contributions made on the evening to the President’s Charity, The Fusilier Aid Society, came to £5,000. This is a fantastic achievement and the Society has expressed its thanks to everyone who contributed at the Dinner.
The Fusiliers Aid Society provides much needed support to serving and retired Fusiliers who have been wounded on operations in Afghanistan and elsewhere, and to the families of those Fusiliers who paid the ultimate sacrifice by giving their lives for their country. It also supports those Fusiliers who have fallen on hard times, many of whom are suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
The next MTA Event to note is aimed at businesses with an interest in exploring additive manufacturing or expanding their existing work in this area. This MTA’s half day seminar “Physical to Digital” at the Warwick Manufacturing Group, University of Warwick will be on 23 April. We have details this week of how you can apply online for one of the limited places at this free event.
Following the reform of the national curriculum last year, and the response from MTA members with regard to lobbying local MPs, The D&T Association (DATA) is again asking for support from companies. The Association says that the proposals are not a foregone conclusion and that there is still time to convince the Government that they need to replace the proposals with a challenging, world class curriculum - by responding to the consultation by the deadline of 16 April 2013.The link for response is included in this week’s Friday Brief stories.
Have a good weekend.