Lintott Control Systems has recently formed a new partnership with The Norfolk Computing Hub, based at Neatherd High School in Dereham.

About Lintott

Multi-award winning Lintott Control Systems makes water and wastewater treatment systems for local authorities and industry. Through root and branch adoption of digital technologies, it has developing new opportunities in factory-built water & wastewater treatment systems, software systems integration, electrical control panels and asset management.

What are Norfolk Computing Hubs

The Norfolk Computing Hub is one of the 40 new Department for Education appointed National Centres for Computing Education. The Hubs have been tasked with promoting computing in schools and the wider community to tackle the forecasted employment gap in this industry sector. Unless more schools broaden their offer of computer science including at GCSE and A level, there are estimated to be thousands of unfilled posts weakening the UK’s presence in this field.

The Hubs Purpose

A major part of the Hub network’s operations is to upskill teachers to become specialists in computer science to provide the required 8000 teachers to deliver the subject at a secondary education level. Work has started on training teachers through a comprehensive program of continuous professional development which consists of face-to-face and online courses. The face-to-face courses will train 100’s of both primary and secondary teachers in the county, initially over the next 3 years, to improve the provision of the subject. During the current period of government measures to deal with coronavirus, training is continuing online.

Lintott is making its Industry Accelerator Training Academy available for the Norfolk Computing Hub to run its face-to-face courses on a cost neutral basis. The Academy includes the latest Computer Aided Design Workstations, as well as other Industrial equipment and apparatus. Other than a token fee to cover running costs, Lintott will be donating the fee to the Hub, which will be used to subsequently enhance the work it is undertaking across the county. Adam Gibson, the Norfolk Hub Lead, praised the generosity of Lintott and explained that thanks to the company’s contribution, many more teachers and pupils will benefit from the money being used to purchase special-purpose hardware to be used in schools.

 

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