Nelson and Colne College Sixth Form was pleased to invite local engineering and manufacturing companies to its Student Showcase “Engineering the Future”.

Engineering students at the College have impressed local engineering and manufacturing firms at a student showcase, aptly named “Engineering the Future”. East Lancashire has a long tradition of engineering excellence, with our local companies being highly acclaimed across the rest of the UK and the rest of the world! Mirroring this, the College has developed an outstanding reputation for providing these industries with the next generation of engineering and manufacturing workers, who go on to become innovators in their field.

The students exhibited a selection of outstanding projects at the event on 28th June. They had being working on their projects for many weeks and had shown pride in every step of manufacture and design.

Visitors enjoyed browsing the exhibition and had a chance to question the students about their projects, whilst enjoying refreshments in the College’s Farringtons Restaurant and Bistro. Feedback from the event has been extremely positive and Engineering Tutor Debra Pilkington, who arranged the event said, “I am incredibly proud of the high calibre of work exhibited by our students. At the event, many of our apprentices showed a wide range of techniques and were highly supported by their sponsored companies, and this is appreciated by all at the College, as the link with local industry is vital for the students’ development. We also have work from our full-time students and Year 9, 10 and 11 School Links pupils on display. All of the students who took part had a great sense of achievement and appreciated that so many local companies and members of the public took the time to come and share in their exhibition.”