Museum forms partnership with heating tech giant to build industry skills for the future

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Derby Museums has formed a new partnership with Vaillant, bringing new investment to develop future engineering skills in the region.

Vaillant is the largest employer in Belper with additional sites across Derbyshire and is a manufacturer of heat pumps, boilers and complimenting heating system products. Having invested more than £50m into the region, it is now partnering with Derby Museums on a new suite of educational programmes designed to inspire the apprentices, engineers and makers of the future.

This partnership will also see Vaillant as the exclusive sponsor of the Assemble: Derby’s Making Festival which will be hosted on Saturday 26 October. For the next three years, Vaillant will collaborate on special workshops for visitors to get involved and understand low carbon alternatives in heating and new initiatives in education and skills development for the region.

Visitors to the Museum of Making will be able to learn more about a low carbon future through its new Power Pod display. The display showcases the innovations from both Vaillant and its sister brand Glow-worm, looking at heritage boilers from the past and heat pump technology for the future, alongside other industrial artefacts from Derby Museums’ collections.

The partnership will also see the creation

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