A Cramlington business is looking to expand and recruit new staff as well as taking a lead role in the STEM project.
AVID Technology is working with students at Newcastle High School as part of the Engineering Education Scheme (EES), on a six-month science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) project.
The students are assigned a mentor who encourages them to look at a range of real-life engineering problems which they are challenged to find solutions to.
AVID technical engineer and STEM mentor Matthew Lamb said: “The students are fully engaged with this project and the interest it has generated from them in engineering has been overwhelming.
“The reward of this project is the celebration day when the students can look back and see the progress they have made and the skills they have learnt.”