Mallaig students get tour of new AMC the day after opening

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Senior Mallaig High School pupils enjoyed a tour of the Advanced Manufacturing Centre (AMC) in Fort William on Tuesday.

The visit was part of Lochaber Chamber of Commerce’s Ideas Week, which kicked off on Monday, and was hosted by Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) West Highland.

AMC staff showed students the machinery and explained varied processes. The pupils also took part in demonstrations and heard about the AMC staff career path and manufacturing career opportunities.

Mallaig High School pupils reflect on the uses of the machinery. Photograph: Iain Ferguson. alba.photos NO F47 DYW Mallaig 03
Mallaig High School pupils get a close look at some of the machinery. Photograph: Iain Ferguson. alba.photos NO F47 DYW Mallaig 03

These range from product design and engineering to apprenticeships or studying at college or university.

DYW West Highlands said it appreciated the AMC staff input and the attention the Mallaig High School students gave during the visit.

Engineer Margaret Weir, explains a number of the different processes covered by the Advanced Manufacturing Centre. Photograph: Iain Ferguson. alba.photos NO F47 DYW Mallaig 04
Engineer Margaret Weir explains some of the processes covered by the Advanced Manufacturing Centre. Photograph: Iain Ferguson. alba.photos NO F47 DYW Mallaig 04

CAPTION:

David Campbell, Project Director for STEM, explains the workings of a hi-tech printing machine to Mallaig High School pupils. Photograph: Iain Ferguson. alba.photos NO F47 DYW Mallaig 01

Extra pics: Mallaig High School pupils get a close look at some of the machinery. Photograph: Iain Ferguson. alba.photos NO F47 DYW Mallaig 03

Engineer Margaret Weir explains some of the processes covered by the Advanced Manufacturing Centre. Photograph: Iain Ferguson. alba.photos NO F47 DYW Mallaig 04