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“Foundry Education and the role of the ICME”

Branch President Ian Shergold Prof MICME welcomed members and guests to the February branch meeting of the ICME and introduced the speakers for the evening with a slight change from the planned event. The presentation is the current apprenticeships and training available through ICME and the plans for developing this in the future.

Paul Gullick began with a brief history of foundry education in the UK.

By 1933 France and Germany already had schools for educating key men of their foundry industry in management, metallurgy and engineering. The British Foundry School was founded in 1933 with the purpose of providing further education for comparatively mature, employed male students who wished to develop their careers and read more