ASE has been supporting and campaigning for technicians for many decades, but we are always delighted when others join in.
#techognition 4-8 March
Next week is the time to celebrate school technicians! How? Take a photo of yourself or a technician colleague at work, upload it to techognition.org and be entered into a daily prize draw. For more ideas, download the free events pack.
Salters’ National Awards for ! Science Technicians
These Awards aim to highlight the importance of technicians in enabling high quality practical work in science in schools and colleges, with the emphasis on promoting and supporting the professional learning and upskilling of technician teams. Don’t worry if you’re the sole technician in a school or college – you’re still eligible! There are up to 4 awards of £1000 each. Apply online by 3 May.
Building the Technician pipeline
How do we ensure there are more people wanting to become science technicians? In ASE’s Prep Room, Christine Sakhardande proposes that apprenticeships could be the answer.
We also need role models. This is where the Gatsby campaign, Technicians Make it Happen, comes in. The campaign showcases a whole host of inspiring technicians from a Senior Orthotic Technician, and a Sports Research Technician to Anjna, a school Senior Science Technician (and Salters’ Science Technician of the Year 2015)
ASE has three Technicians' conferences plus a series of training days for Technicians in 2019. Explore the events listings.