Students and teachers receive hands on training in computer aided design (CAD), rapid prototyping & manufacture using 3D printers, cyber security and design engineering and technical skills from accredited industry professionals who are all DBS checked. Our learning activities are designed to embed Engineering Habits of Mind to build the creative problem-solving skills, resourcefulness and resilience of students, and raise their personal aspirations, ambitions and achievement.
DigiFutures Discovery offers young people and schools the opportunity to:
- Get an insight into rich and varied career opportunities across the digital, design, engineering and manufacturing sectors
- Take part in hands-on workshops delivered by industry professionals
- Visit working digital manufacturing production hubs and meet businesses and their staff
- We can work with students both in school, and at agreed training sites in Chorley, Print City in Manchester or in Leigh.
DigiFutures is run by The Blair Project, a not-for-profit social enterprise specialising in motorsport STEM education to inspire more young people to pursue careers as innovators, technicians and engineers; our inspirational founder and CEO is Nile Henry 23, who was only 18 when he became his own boss.
We are part of a community of leading STEM professionals which includes Create Education, Autodesk and STEAM School. The UK’s leading engineering and skills expert, Prof John Perkins CBE is our strategic adviser with oversight of curriculum development. He’s a former Scientific Adviser to UK Government and the author of the highly respected Perkins Review of Engineering Skills.