Top Marks for Dollar
Pupils from top Scottish School Dollar Academy have been given a glimpse into the world of cabling thanks to Brand-Rex and Select Partner Arthur McKay.
Brand-Rex Partner Arthur McKay, who are currently installing a new cabling system at the school, invited 21 pupils studying Physics, Technological Studies and Economics to spend a day at the Brand-Rex Headquarters in Glenrothes to experience working in the industry first hand.
Pupils toured the company’s factory production and testing areas, where they viewed live demonstrations of how data cabling systems are made. A presentation was also arranged on the technology of fibre optics which was especially of interest to the pupils studying this as part of their Physics studies.
The trip was organised by Peter Branfield, Business Development Manager at Arthur McKay’s Networking Department, who is keen to promote educational and training opportunities for aspiring students, between the firm and its partners.
The trip was a great success and the feedback from the pupils has been really positive - some of them have even expressed an interest in pursuing a career in computer networking as a result. Not only were they able to take the information they have been learning in their classes and apply it in a real life context, they were also able to hear first hand what its like to work in the industry and what it takes to succeed.
Arthur McKay has been an accredited Brand-Rex supplier for the past thirty years, promoting its products and services to its clients. Brand-Rex is the only UK manufacturer of both copper and fibre cabling systems and made the original IBM specification cabling forty years ago.