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The 5th annual #TECHOGNITION event will take place on Friday 4th March 2022 in association with UNISON. More details will be announced soon!

#TECHOGNITION is a national celebration of technical support staff, recognising the importance of their essential roles in school and FE 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 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 and Gratnells brought you the fourth annual #TECHOGNITION event on Friday 11th June 2021.

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 see the 2021 event gallery.

We also gave away some great prizes throughout the event for some of those taking part.

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.

Many thanks to everyone that took part in our 2021 event, it was a big success!

Group of science technicians

Science terchnician holding a flask

Technician using a bandsaw

Technician standing next to a deconstructed vacuum cleaner

2021 Event Sponsors & Associates

#TECHOGNITION 2021 was brought to you by, UNISON and Gratnells.