Coalition Collaboration for the planet

The Engineering Together links have strengthened locally since 2 of our members started Working in our local area – Engineering Together. Myself and Julie now each chair one of the four groups.

You can probably spot us at the very first Chairs meeting where we talked strategy. Our aims is to ensure each of the groups enable everyone to work towards local Climate Ambitions – Environmental Sustainability and Carbon Reduction Strategy 2022 – 2032 (

Jo gets recognised for her outstanding contribution

Our very own Dr Jo Douglas-Harris has received the Isabel Hardwich Medal from the Women’s Engineering Society for her outstanding and sustained contribution to the Women’s Engineering Society over a number of years and gone above and beyond the call of duty.

On the same night Paula our Chair also got voted in onto the WES Trustee Board.

This reinforces further our strong Engineering Together links with WES.

Looking 4ward into our career futures

We are delighted to have not only been chosen to feature on this incredibly interactive exhibition but also to help our friends Primary Voices and Teesside University, Middlesbrough feature also.

Have a good look around and tag us in a post when you spot us at Sustainable Careers Expo — 4wardFutures

You too can feature. Check it out what is looks like and how it works by watching this short clip and contact to ask questions or register your interest ….

Truly impressive site visit to the Materials Processing Institute

Our group has has the pleasure of visiting the Materials Processing Institute (

Huge thanks to Julie Harrison for arranging the August visit and to Moira Shaftoe for the October one where many leaders of our local colleges also attended (pictured).

Everyone who attended were stunned by the cutting edge research and the great work to help decarbonise our industry. In addition the Materials Processing Institute truly give back to the community in a number of ways with annual art projects (one featured) and even have their own green area with orchard for the visiting deers!

Huge thanks also to Alan Scholes who is not only the Chief Technology Officer but an absolute font of knowledge and enthusiasm for all that they do.

Career Long Learning

Whether you’re just starting out, upskilling, adapting to the rapid pace of technology change or looking to develop (or pivot) your career – career-long learning is an important tool in getting results.

In this session we speak with those with first-hand knowledge of the challenge and benefits of keeping your professional talents honed all through your working life.

We have a wide range of excellent speaks including Jill Nicolls the Head of Construction & Built Environment, Transport & Logistics for the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

Book for free at