PRESS RELEASE: BCGA supports STEM projects with Primary Engineer

The British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA), has joined forces with Primary Engineer to ‘bridge the gap' between education and industry.

Primary Engineer is an educational not for profit organisation that supports primary and secondary schools across the UK with a range of programmes to inspire pupils and enable teachers to deliver curriculum mapped, inclusive Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) learning.
BCGA has joined the scheme as part of a wider drive to encourage younger talent into industry, while showcasing what the compressed gases sector has to offer.

With an excellent foundation of technical knowledge and dedicated members, BCGA represents member companies that produce compressed gases and related equipment in the industrial, medical, food, transport and technology sectors, among others.

Ellen Daniels, BCGA Chief Executive, said: "As an association, BCGA is keen to encourage and support young people as they explore STEM projects and consider their future careers.

"Primary Engineer has created a curriculum for children from Early Years through to Further Education that encourages and inspires them to engage with engineering, develop their skills and ultimately, gain a clearer understanding of the career opportunities available.

"BCGA represents a proactive, sustainable and environmentally-conscious industry. The expertise and skills in our membership and the emphasis placed on innovation means we are well-placed to support key sectors and services in the future.

"And the use of compressed gases such as hydrogen, LNG and CNG can underpin sustainable economies as well as offering a source of greener energy and supporting better air quality.

"We're keen to see today's STEM pupils become tomorrow's engineers working on game-changing technologies, products and services that ensure a safe, successful and healthy nation."

Dr Susan Scurlock MBE, Founder and CEO of Primary Engineer, said: "The relationship with BCGA provides great opportunities for member companies to become involved with the Primary Engineer programmes to enable teachers and pupils to understand and be inspired by the sector and range of companies and roles within it.

"Our programmes provide meaningful engagement between engineering and education and allow all pupils to see this as a potential future career. We look forward to working with BCGA and member companies to allow more schools and pupils to do this."


Press release issued by Jane Shepherd, Shepherd PR - 01335 368020

Notes To Editors - About BCGA

Underpinning a safe, successful and healthy nation - industrial and medical gases are essential to the existence and wellbeing of thousands of people in the UK every day.

Industrial gases perform a wide-ranging role, supporting the manufacture of information technology, as well as key UK industrial sectors including steelmaking, refining, welding, chemical processing and electronics. They also help keep homes warm, water clean and food nutritious, appealing and affordable - while medical gases play a critical role in applications including respiratory care, pain therapies and anaesthesia.

The British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) is the UK membership body for this critical industry.

About Primary Engineer

Primary Engineer® is an educational not-for-profit organisation that provides a suite of programmes to encourage children from 3 to 19 years to consider STEM and engineering careers. Primary Engineer inspires children, pupils, parents and teachers through continued professional development, whole class project work, competitions, and engagement with engineers and industry professionals to ensure the learning has a context to the wider world. Primary Engineer promotes engineering and data careers and addresses the diversity and gender imbalance in engineering with early years, primary and secondary pupils.  

Press release issued by Jane Shepherd, Shepherd PR Limited, 01538 308685, 07985 129315  

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