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MEA Red Arrows Evening – Young Engineers 17 June 2009

On the 9 June, the MEA hosted an evening at the Barrool Suite for Engineering Students of the Future.MEA Red Arrows Evening

The event was attended by head teachers, parents, and students from the Island’s High Schools and also apprentices from the Engineering Sector.

Students were treated to a first class view of the Red Arrows from the Barrool Suite in Government Buildings and were also given advice and literature from the IET who were promoting the TTXGP Electric Bike Race at the TT this year.

Mary Donovan of the IET said, “The days of an Engineer being seen as a person who wears a boiler suit are long gone and with such innovative ideas as the TTXGP on the Isle of Man, the future for engineering is looking extremely bright”.

Students were also given the opportunity to tour the Tynwald Building guided by MEA Chairman, Quintin Gill MHK and Deputy Chairman, Eddie Lowey MLC.

Mr Gill said, “This has been an extremely worthwhile event and something we hope we can do again next year. MEA’s main function in supporting the Island is dominated by engineering and it was pleasing to see our team give up their time to talk to potential engineers of the future”.MEA Red Arrows Evening

Congratulations also went to future young engineer, David Kelly who correctly answered the quiz and was the lucky name out of the hat on the night to win an XBox360. David’s prize was accepted by CRHS deputy head teacher, John Binns on his behalf from Mr Roger Phillips, Clerk of Tynwald.

For further information, please contact:

Alison Cottier Manx Electricity Authority

Tel: 687798

Email: alison.cottier@mea.gov.im

Website: www.manxelectricity.com

IET = The Institution of Engineering and Technology

TTXGP = Time Trials Xtreme Grand Prix

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