25 May 2024

Young engineers dig generous donation from manufacturing giant

STUDENTS dig a generous donation that will help train future generations of engineers in North Wales

Wrexham-based JCB Transmissions presented staff and learners at Coleg Cambria with parts and equipment, including motors, gearboxes, transmissions, and axles from excavators, loaders, and diggers.

Carl Roberts, Cambria’s Director for Curriculum – Engineering at the college’s Bersham Road site, thanked the company for the machinery, which will be used to train cohorts on the Motor Vehicle and Engineering programmes.

“We are very grateful for this kind donation, the equipment will be invaluable in allowing our learners to be hands-on and work closely with a range of high-quality machinery,” he said.

“The company even brought us a complete JCB engine, which is fantastic and provides us with an alternative to studying more traditional car and motorcycle engines.”

Carl added: “JCB has long been a supporter of Coleg Cambria, like us they want to promote and help produce more skilled apprentices and engineers for the sector.

“A contribution such as this will play a huge role in us achieving that.”

One of the UK’s largest manufacturers, JCB Group employs more than 8,000 people at its factories in Staffordshire, Derby, and on Wrexham Industrial Estate.

JCB Transmissions Operations Director Craig Weeks was pleased to be able to help lay the foundations for learners and apprentices at Cambria.

He said: “JCB Transmissions supports local schools and colleges in a variety of ways, and we are delighted to assist Coleg Cambria by donating equipment which will help with the training of the next generation of engineers and motor vehicle technicians.

“Among the items donated were gear boxes, axles and electrical motors which can now be stripped down and rebuilt to help students get a broader understanding of mechanics and electrical engineering.”

Visit www.cambria.ac.uk for more on the wide range of courses available at Coleg Cambria.

For more news and information from JCB Group, visit the website: www.jcb.com.