Marine technical limits hosts students from Kemnay academy, sponsors MetaQuest 3 headsets for enhanced Learning

20/05/2024

MARINE Technical Limits (MTL), a leader in FPSO integrity and marine engineering solutions, proudly hosted students from Kemnay Academy for an immersive educational experience. Demonstrating its commitment to fostering educational development and technological innovation, MTL also sponsored five MetaQuest 3 headsets for the students’ use in their studies.

The visit, which took place on May 16, 2024, provided students with a unique opportunity to explore some of the practical applications of tech in the energy industry. During the visit at MTL’s state-of-the-art facilities, students engaged in hands-on activities that illustrated the innovative ways in which MTL utilise tech to enhance their integrity and engineering solutions.

The pupils from Kemnay Academy have been working on an interdisciplinary project, as part of the schools focus on ‘Project Based Learning’, where they have been trying to answer the question “Do computer games have a place in Scottish education?”. As part of their research, they have been exploring the transferrable skills from games development using virtual reality into the world of work. MTL provided the perfect opportunity for the pupils to experience the fantastic ways these technologies enhance industries.

“We are thrilled to welcome the bright young minds from Kemnay Academy,” said John Walden, CTO of Marine Technical Limits. “Our goal is to inspire the next generation of engineers by providing them with firsthand experience in the field. By exposing them to real-world applications and cutting-edge technology, we hope to ignite their passion for engineering, tech and innovation.”

“It is such an invaluable resource to have companies such as MTL willing to work with schools to help bridge that gap between school and the world of work. Not only has it provided real world context for the skills and knowledge they are learning in class, but it is incredibly inspirational for the young people to envision their futures after school,” said Emma Paterson, Geography Teacher.

In addition to the educational visit, MTL’s sponsorship of five MetaQuest 3 headsets marks a significant enhancement to the students’ learning resources. These advanced virtual reality (VR) devices will enable students to bring their projects and to life in an immersive, interactive manner. The headsets are designed to support educational programs by offering simulated experiences that complement traditional learning methods.

“We are extremely grateful to Marine Technical Limits for their generosity and support,” said Chris Dunhill, Lead Business & Community Support Officer at Kemnay Academy. “The MetaQuest 3 headsets will be a valuable tool in our curriculum, providing students with a dynamic and engaging way to understand and visualize their studies. This partnership with MTL not only enriches our educational resources but also strengthens our connection to industry leaders.”

The collaboration between Marine Technical Limits and Kemnay Academy exemplifies a shared commitment to education and innovation. By investing in the next generation of engineers, MTL continues to play a pivotal role in shaping a skilled and knowledgeable workforce for the future.

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