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#TECHOGNITION is a national celebration of technical support staff, recognising the importance of their essential roles in school and college education.

Over the last decade there have been several national surveys which have had one significant outcome - that school leaders, the government and the wider public do not fully understand the role of technical staff in schools and do not fully recognise their important contribution to education.

We feel that without recognition and a full understanding of the role by school leaders, the issues surrounding the poor pay and conditions that many technicians work under cannot be suitably addressed.

With this in mind, in conjunction with UNISON, Technical Champions, Philip Harris and SLS Select Education brought you the sixth annual #TECHOGNITION event on Friday 10th March 2023.

This one-day event celebrated the work of school and FE college technicians with the aim of publicly showcasing their vast range of skills and the variety of tasks that these jobs entail.

During the event we encouraged technical staff in UK schools and colleges to upload photos of themselves or their colleagues performing any one of the vast and varied jobs they do to this website and to social media alongside the hashtag #TECHOGNITION. Click here to view the 2023 event gallery.

We also gave away some great prizes throughout the 2023 event for some of those taking part. Click here to see the 2023 prize draw winners.

Details of the next #TECHOGNITION event will appear on this site in due course.

Technicians are highly skilled, very experienced and essential members of school and FE college staff whose value is often not fully appreciated. Together we can raise the profile of this essential role.

Group of science technicians

Science terchnician holding a flask

Technician using a bandsaw

Technician standing next to a deconstructed vacuum cleaner

2023 Event Sponsors

SLS Select Education