The TDI challenge 2015 is open for entries and we need your help to spread the word. We know a number of our members have links with their local schools, so why not get them recognition for their hard work?
The MTA's TDI Challenge exists to help teachers and lecturers to promote the great work of their D&T and Engineering students and to celebrate the creativity and innovation taking place inside the curriculum. In turn, the competition helps our industry to better understand the challenges that education is facing and how we might be able to assist through collaboration.
WHO SHOULD ENTER?
Anyone aged 14-19 who has created an impressive Design & Technology project within school.
Why not? It's free and there's nothing to lose, and students could win an iPad or a graphics tablet. Plus, finalists get a tour of a modern manufacturing plant and the opportunity to build links with their local engineering firms.
HOW DO I ENTER?
Simply download an application form at www.mta.org.uk/tdi, and send one or two pages of the project with a completed application.
Applications are evaluated by a panel of judges who select the top twelve projects to attend the TDI Challenge Final hosted at Yamazaki Mazak's European Technology Centre in Worcester on Wednesday 8 July 2015.
The chosen finalists display their portfolio of work in Mazak's atrium, and give a brief presentation to the judging panel who will decide the overall prize winners.
All finalists will receive a guided tour of the European Technology Centre, and a presentation certificate and goodie bag to take home.
Schools are offered press-release templates and photographs from the day to assist in their own local profile-raising.