Hands-on learning

The AMRC Boeing MANTRA truck came to RCAT in Dinnington.  Pictured is instructor Denzil Lawrence with Oakwood pupil Sam Ward, 14, both are using the virtual reality system to examine a Rolls Royce engine  (w120207-8a)
The AMRC Boeing MANTRA truck came to RCAT in Dinnington. Pictured is instructor Denzil Lawrence with Oakwood pupil Sam Ward, 14, both are using the virtual reality system to examine a Rolls Royce engine (w120207-8a)
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YOUNGSTERS descended on Dinnington recently to learn more about becoming an apprentice.

Rotherham College of Arts and Technology hosted an event which enabled school pupils to experience hands-on a career in the engineering and manufacturing sector.

The AMRC Boeing MANTRA truck came to RCAT in Dinnington.  Pictured is instructor Jamie Smith with Oakwood pupil Taial Choudhry, 15 examining a Mori-Seiki mill turn  (w120207-8b)

The AMRC Boeing MANTRA truck came to RCAT in Dinnington. Pictured is instructor Jamie Smith with Oakwood pupil Taial Choudhry, 15 examining a Mori-Seiki mill turn (w120207-8b)

A MANTRA lorry (MANufacturing TRANsporter) loads with specialist engineering demonstrations was open to several schools.

The lorry is a customised 14 HGV trailer which is designed to give aspiring young engineers hands-on experience with real cutting-edge technology.

The youngsters also had the opportunity to speak to some local business people about engineering and manufacturing.

The event was held as part of Apprenticeship Week which ran from 6th-10th February. It saw a range of other events and activities taking place across the region.

The AMRC Boeing MANTRA truck came to RCAT in Dinnington.  Pictured is instructors Denzil Lawrence and Jamie Smith pictured with Oakwood pupils and staff  (w120207-8c)

The AMRC Boeing MANTRA truck came to RCAT in Dinnington. Pictured is instructors Denzil Lawrence and Jamie Smith pictured with Oakwood pupils and staff (w120207-8c)