A special engine has been shipped from the US by a firm and donated to a Daventry school.
Earlier this week, Cummins – one of the industry partners of Daventry UTC – donated a brand new learning resource which both the UTC and Cummins would like to share with the local community.
The Cummins K2000E is a V16 engine with a displacement of 50.25 litres and capable of producing 2,000hp.
Students at Daventry UTC are now able to experience first-hand such engineering.
The engine has been specially adapted to allow to see its internal components in order to provide a better understanding of how engines work and the science and engineering behind it.
David Edmondson, the UTC principal said: “We are extremely grateful for Cummins to supply us with this unique and priceless learning resource.
“Cummins take a very active role as an industry partner of our UTC, they spend a lot of their time with our students making sure that they are career-ready after their studies at our UTC.
“Many of our students are now applying for apprenticeships in their local factory.
“We have now got this huge engine which Cummins has shipped for us all the way from America, making it quite a logistical challenge.”
Daventry UTC says it wants to use the engine to promote STEM subjects – science, technology, engineering and mathematics – in the community by being able to apply theory into practice.
The UTC is preparing an Open Event for Tuesday, November 24 from 4pm to 6pm where the Cummins engine will be officially unveiled to the public. Visitors will be able to meet Cummins employees who will be there to share many interesting facts about the engine, engineering and to answer any questions about future careers.