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Famous British inventor donates to engineering students

Sat, 02 Jul 2016


The Island's engineering students have received a 'huge boost' to help their training. 
 
A Manx resident has donated high-tech equipment worth more than £500,000 to the Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre. 
 
Dr John C Taylor is the founder of engineering firm Strix and is considered to be one of the 'greatest inventors in the British Isles'. 
 
This week he visited the centre to unveil a plaque to mark the renaming of the computer numerical control workshop after him. 
 
Professor Ronald Barr is the Chief Executive Officer of the Department of Education and Children - he tells us what the generous gift means for them:

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