Allied Vehicles goes back to school

Allied Vehicles goes back to school

Glasgow-based Allied Vehicles has invested £16,000 into an initiative helping teach engineering to primary school pupils.

The programme sees Allied Vehicles go halves with Glasgow Council to fund the £32,000 campaign which aims to inspire the engineers of the future.

The scheme will set up programmes in more than 20 primary schools in the north of Glasgow and is designed to encourage young people into engineering careers and help boost Scotland’s manufacturing industry.

Gerry Facenna, who runs Allied with his brother Michael, said: "We want to encourage and widen the talent pool in Glasgow and the best way to do that is to engage and inspire youngsters from an early age, and encourage them to consider engineering and manufacturing as a first-choice career.

"Scotland has a great history in engineering. We hope that through the Primary Engineer initiative and other education partnerships, Allied Vehicles can do its part in helping ensure Scotland has a great engineering future as well."

The Primary Engineer programme will provide classroom engineering projects as well as teacher training and development in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).



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