Robotics Team Places in Top 10

The BC Alliance for Manufacturing was proud to be a sponsor of the Clayton Heights Secondary robotics club. The team (Team 7135 “System Reset”) of budding engineers and technologists from Surrey came in 7th out of 35 teams in the regional competition held in Victoria.

“We are excited to encourage youth to explore skills and careers in high demand by BC’s manufacturing industries”, said Marcus Ewert-Johns, President of the BC Alliance. “Not only is this a great learning experience but it is also a lot of fun.”

The theme of the 2019 FIRST Robotics Competition was to build a robot that could deliver cargo on a lunar base through various challenges. With limited resources, and an intense six-week time limit, 854 teams of 18,000 students are challenged to raise funds, design a team “brand,” hone teamwork skills, and build and program industrial-size robots to play a difficult field game against like-minded competitors. It’s as close to real-world engineering as a student can get while celebrating space, innovation and STEM inspiration.

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For further information please contact:

Marcus Ewert-Johns
President & CEO
T: +1 (604) 900-1980 x110


About the BCAFM:

The BC Alliance for Manufacturing is a coalition of 18 like-minded manufacturing industry associations with a common vision to promote a world-class manufacturing sector in British Columbia. The Alliance speaks with one voice on priority issues to advance and defend the interests of manufacturers to ensure that all British Columbians continue to benefit from the economic growth, high-value outputs and high-paying jobs found across all types of manufacturing in the province.

In British Columbia manufacturing is the fourth largest component of provincial GDP contributing 7.2% of the provincial economy and 30% of the business tax revenue paid to government. Manufacturing is the third largest employer in BC with more than 12,000 companies employing almost 400,000 jobs directly and indirectly. Value-added manufacturing represents almost 65% of BC’s exports.

Manufacturing matters!

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