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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, SLS Select Education and VITTA Education brought you the seventh annual #TECHOGNITION event on Friday 8th March 2024.

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.

We also gave away some great prizes to some of those taking part.

Click here to view the 2024 event gallery

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

Technician watering plants

Technician inflating lungs

Technician using saw

Technician preparing vegetables

2024 Event Organisers and Sponsors

Vitta Education