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***New National Sponsor Announcement***

2 July 2018

Author: Olivia Procter-Moore

Ford have announced its continued sponsorship of the Greenpower Education Trust, moving up to national-level support. A regional sponsor over the past 16 years, Ford will now join Siemens, The Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), and BMWi in sponsoring over 35 events nationwide and the international final in October 2018.

 

'We are extremely excited to announce Ford as a national sponsor of the Greenpower programme. We have worked closely with Ford over the years hosting numerous events at their Dunton Technical Centre,' said Gavin Woodruff, Partnerships & Development Officer, Greenpower Education Trust. 'This announcement signifies Ford's commitment to helping us shape the talent of today and is a clear message of their investment in the engineers of the future.' The national sponsorship will initially run throughout the Year of Engineering, a government campaign that seeks to reduce the skills gap within the industry and inspire the engineers of the future. This announcement comes in June, for which the campaign's monthly theme is 'Engineering in Sport'. Ford, the Greenpower Education Trust, Siemens and IET are all active partners of the Year of Engineering.

'We are delighted to be increasing our level of sponsorship with the Greenpower Education Trust. From Formula Goblins through to Formula 24+, Greenpower captures the interest of the youngest generation of students and continues to inspire them as they progress through their academic development, nurturing and sustaining a passion for engineering,' said Graham Hoare, Director of Global Vehicle Evaluation and Verification, Ford Motor Company. 'Through this national sponsorship, Ford will play an important part in that process, which is very exciting.'