IT Donation For School
10 March 2016
Costain, the engineering solutions provider, has responded to a request from Netherhall School in Maryport, Cumbria. Costain is working with the local community as part of its Socio Economic commitments to the local community.
Netherhall School made a request for IT equipment to better supplement the resources they had in the school. The request was aimed at their goal of improving the IT equipment they have on site and giving their students more IT resources to support their education.
James Mynard, Costain Group IT Operations Manager, arranged the handover of the computer equipment, which included 14 desktop PC’s. Commenting on the donation James said “Investing in young people and getting them interested in technology and how to utilise it in a working environment is essential if the UK intends to bridge the skills gap in both construction and engineering”.
The donation is in line with Costain Cares and the Company’s commitment to promoting the value of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects and encouraging more young people to consider a career in the construction and engineering industry.
Commenting on the donation, Ian Russell, the Assistant Head at Netherhall School, said: “We are extremely grateful to Costain for the donation to the school of the PC's, which we are using to replace much older computers in areas of frequent use, such as our library. We are very much looking forward to building closer ties with Costain in the future, too.”
Neil Bennion, Project Director for Costain, added: "This donation will enable young people in Maryport to have more interaction with IT and utilise it to understand the path into employment and progression to other learning. It’s also a prime example of how companies can support local education and the community through the donation of equipment."
This follows news that Costain has been appointed by Sellafield Ltd to the Decommissioning Delivery Partnership Framework, as one of the lot delivery partners that will deliver a predicted £500m of decommissioning and asset care work on the Sellafield site until 2025.
Costain Communications Department