What is #TECHOGNITION?

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

In 2016, Preproom.org conducted a UK-wide survey covering many aspects of the school science technician role. One significant outcome of the survey was that the vast majority of the respondents felt school leaders and the government do not understand the role of school 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 college technicians with the aim of publicly showcasing their vast knowledge and the variety of tasks that the jobs entail. The event is now in its third year.

Technician working on sewing machine

School computer room

4 technicians in the prep room

2020 Event Sponsors & Associates

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

If you are a supplier or related organisation and would like to support the 2020 event with competitions or other promotions, please email admin@preproom.org.