The Isle of Wight College is excited to announce the launch of TECH:TRUCK, the brand new mobile education and technology roadshow with the wheels set firmly in motion for a busy inaugural year touring local schools and community events.

TECH:TRUCK made its first pit stop at Fareham College’s Bishopsfield Road Campus to attend the Clean Growth Conference. The event provides a platform for local school pupils to present innovative and exciting ideas in response to the effects of climate change.

TECH:TRUCK aims to promote women in engineering and engage children and young adults with industry-led, cutting-edge technologies by showcasing a breadth and depth of forward-thinking engineering career opportunities within the digital, maritime and net zero technologies sectors.

The project has been developed in collaboration with six other local education provider; HSDC, Eastleigh College, City of Portsmouth College, City College Southampton, Fareham College, Brockenhurst College as well as The Institute of Technology and The Solent Local Economic Partnership. They will all be utilising TECH:TRUCK throughout 2023 to increase awareness and exposure to the changing landscapes within the engineering technologies sectors.

TECH:TRUCK visitors will get the opportunity to interact with all showcased technologies, including virtual and augmented reality systems, marine and flight simulation technologies, fully programmable robotic arms, drones, 3D printers and more. The interactive vehicle has been expertly converted and customised by Sugoi Campers. TECH:TRUCK’s industry-led equipment comes from ever-strengthening relationships between business and education.

Naomi Smith, Head of Workforce Industry Exchange at Fareham College, says, “We recognise the importance and value of working with industry-leading companies helping to inform our college curriculums. In turn, we can provide future-proofed courses which enable every student to feel equipped for progress in their chosen careers.”

Matt Johnson, Director of the South Coast Institute of Technology, says, “The South Coast Institute of Technology is proud to be supporting the TECH:TRUCK. The South Coast needs more people with enhanced digital and engineering skills. Closing this gap starts with inspiring young people to come into these industries. We love TECH:TRUCK and think it is a great way for children to learn about the different careers and gain some exciting hands-on experience with state-of-the-art technology.”

For its first visit, the TECH:TRUCK will be based onsite at the Newport college campus and the CECAMM (Whippingham) campus. Island schools and employers are being invited to book their chance to enjoy it while it is here and it will also be coming back again later into the summer.

To find out more or request a visit to TECH:TRUCK, please email

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