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

One significant outcome of Preproom.org's 2016 survey was that the vast majority of those who took part felt school leaders and the government do not understand the role of school and FE college science technicians. We have since found that other technical staff in schools feel the same way.

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, Preproom.org in conjunction with UNISON and Gratnells bring you #TECHOGNITION - a week-long event celebrating the work of school and FE college technicians with the aim of publicly showcasing their vast knowledge and the variety of tasks that these jobs entail. The event is now in its third year.

During #TECHOGNITION week (2nd-6th March 2020), schools and FE colleges celebrated the work that school science technicians do on a daily basis by uploading photos of their vast and varied roles here on this site and on social media.

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!

2020 Participant Photos

Buried treasures in science storage

Buried treasures in science storage - from James (Science Technician)
06/03/2020 22:36

Setting up Darkroom

Setting up Darkroom - from Amanda (Art and Design Technician)
06/03/2020 20:43

Just finished our first Escape room for year 7

Just finished our first Escape room for year 7 - from Gale & Bec (Science Technician)
06/03/2020 20:43

Click here to see the complete 2020 gallery

2020 Event Sponsors & Associates

#TECHOGNITION is brought to you by Preproom.org, UNISON and Gratnells.