New Engineering School for England

Posted on July 11, 2006  Comments (3)

Plans were announced to create a new kind of school, funded equally by Inventor James Dyson and the English Government. In the words of James Dyson, (Dyson school ‘to boost engineers’):

“Our choice now is either to see Britain’s jobs of tomorrow vanish to Mumbai or Shanghai or to educate the next generation in the skills of invention and business-building.”

The Dyson School of Innovation and Design will open in Bath in 2008.

The 14 to 16-year-olds at the school, due to open in 2008, would attend one day a week while those aged 16 to 18 would attend full-time.

A hands-on approach to learning will be promoted in the School: students will be encouraged to apply their theoretical learnings from maths, science and other subjects in a real world context using the most up-to-date technology and equipment made available in the School.

Experts and practioners from industry and higher education industry will play an important role in the School, working with the students in the creation of knowledge. The Dyson School of Innovation and Design will be the place will give skills to the young people of today to become the innovators and engineers of tomorrow.

The school will

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  • 3 Responses to “New Engineering School for England”

    1. Curious Cat Management Improvement Blog » Blog Archive » Better Manufacturing in UK
      July 16th, 2006 @ 1:02 pm

      […] He at least partially gets the idea. I think he could benefit from studying and exploring the Toyota Production System – perhaps he could attend the seminars by Toyota UK. Still he is encouraging some of the right stuff, and the innovative engineering school he is half funding seems like a very good idea. “If you don’t work harder, you’ll end up working in a factory.” That’s the threat my teachers used at school. […]

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    3. Anonymous
      August 29th, 2009 @ 6:28 pm

      Management is a concept which can be very tricky at times and can be simple than the simplest thing at other times. It is all about calculating what has to be done and what has been done.

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