|Description||This unusual Shared Learning Project is at its heart about mentoring and supporting a group of local students as they develop their business idea. The young inventors are from South Eastern Regional College (SERC) Bangor, County Down, and the four budding engineers won top prize in an enterprise competition by devising an innovative fishing trawler safety mechanism.|
|Type||U3A-led research (SLP)|
|Organization/partner||South East Regional College, Bangor, Co.Down|
|Source of reference||Sources Online June 2018|
|Output||This SLP is called the ANCPOS Project (Advanced Numerical Control Panel Operating System) and the students’ task was to reduce the hazards of winch operation on small fishing vessels through a more efficient and automated remote control system|
The Shared Learning group allows us to support the students as they develop the engineering and commercial viability of the idea. The group which has met six times includes the four students, three members from SERC and six mentors from U3A.