Carrick students on the fast-track to technology industry skills

A member of the Yelo team demonstrating soldering to pupils.
A member of the Yelo team demonstrating soldering to pupils.

Automated test equipment manufacturer Yelo hosted an Science Festival event for Downshire High School and Carrickfergus College pupils.

The session at the company’s Trooperslane Industrial Estate factory focused on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects.

Pupils developing their STEM skills.

Pupils developing their STEM skills.

Pupils were challenged to build a buggy and make it race around the ‘Yelo track’.

During this process the young participants developed soldering, programming and software, and mechanical and electronic skills.

The event ended with a barbecue.

Yelo hosted a NI Science Festival event for Carrickfergus College and Downshire School pupils.

Yelo hosted a NI Science Festival event for Carrickfergus College and Downshire School pupils.

Soldering was among the skills developed during the Yelo-hosted event.

Soldering was among the skills developed during the Yelo-hosted event.