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#TECHOGNITION is a national celebration of the work of school science technicians and took place from the 5th to the 9th of March 2018.

The event was run by Preproom.org and is supported by UNISON.

One of the main findings that came from the Preproom.org UK School Science Technician Survey 2016 was that the majority of participants said that school leaders, the general public and especially the government were not fully aware of what school science technicians actually do on a daily basis in their work and there was an assumption that technicians were often seen as just 'helpers' in many schools.

This of course couldn't be further from the truth as school science technicians are highly skilled, often very experienced and essential members of school staff whose value in a successful school science department should not be underestimated. With this in mind and with the support of UNISON, Preproom.org ran the week-long #TECHOGNITION event to help raise the public profile of school science technicians.

During Techognition week school science technicians were encouraged to upload photos of themselves or technician colleagues performing any of the weird and wonderful, routine or mundane but genuine technician jobs they perform to social media and to a dedicated Techognition event website at www.techognition.org. During the event Preproom.org and their event partners ran a daily prize draw, science-related giveaways and special offers for those taking part.

In preparation for the event 770 schools received a free pack comprising a poster, leaflet, badges and stickers with the #TECHOGNITION branding and downloadable posters and leaflets were available on the event website.

If you need any more information or have any questions or comments about #TECHOGNITION, please contact the director of Preproom.org, Chris Galvin: chris.galvin@preproom.org.

Related Links

Preproom.org - The Online Science Prep Room: http://www.preproom.org

UK School Science Technician Survey 2016: http://www.preproom.org/downloads/preproom-UK-technician-survey-2016.pdf

Official #TECHOGNITION Website: http://www.techognition.org

UNISON - The Public Service Union: https://www.unison.org.uk

Preproom.org Community: http://community.preproom.org

Published Articles

Recognition for Technicians (from Education in Chemistry)
https://eic.rsc.org/news/recognition-for-technicians/3008675.article

Event Sponsors & Associates

#TECHOGNITION is brought to you by Preproom.org and UNISON with support from: