The fourth Land Rover 4x4 in Schools Slovak Finals recently took place at our Nitra manufacturing plant. Well done to the members of Team Corvini who were crowned champions.
The Land Rover 4x4 in Schools Slovak Final recently took place for the fourth time with Team Corvini crowned champions. Tempos from the Secondary Technical School in Vráble were the first runner-up and Adler Motors from the Secondary School of Electrical Engineering in Bratislava as the second runner-up.
The teams of 13 to 19-year-old students used design for engineering practices with software coding to manufacture a remote-controlled 1/18 scale model. Their four-wheel-drive vehicles had to emulate a full scale Land Rover with its above and beyond capabilities - negotiating obstacles and all-terrain road surfaces.
The national finals, held at our Nitra Manufacturing plant, gave competing teams the opportunity to showcase their learning and understanding of our end to end production process involving design, analysis, coding, manufacture and testing.
Student’s knowledge and understanding were assessed by the panel of judges through various technical presentations and vehicle testing.
The programme supports Jaguar Land Rover’s focus on nurturing the next generation of automotive talent to continue its journey to Destination Zero – Zero emissions, Zero Accidents, Zero Congestion.
Team Manager of winning team, Corvini, Monika Molokáčová, commented on her teams win, “I like this competition, because it does not focus only on the technical students, but all who are excited about technology and innovations. Every year we try to improve technically - last year our model only had a lifting chassis, but this year each wheel can lift and turn independently! No less important is our progress in terms of soft skills such as team communication, fundraising or marketing. I cared a lot to get students the experience for practical life, which happened.”
Nitra Operations Director, Russell Leslie watched the school teams put their creations to the test. He explained, “We are passionate about inspiring the next generation of engineering talent to join us at Jaguar Land Rover. Digital skills are critical to our business and we need more talented software engineers to help us develop innovative technologies for our vehicles. I’m hugely impressed by the students and their vehicles and would like to congratulate Corvini on their well-deserved shared victory.”