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Cleveland Technical Institute

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Formally opened by Sir C. A. Parsons in 1921 in Corporation-road, Middlesborough; the society owing its inception chiefly to the energy of Dr. J. E. Stead and J. Harrison.

The Institute's objectives:

To encourage and facilitate the continued technical education of staffs and employees of the various works in the district; to encourage the advancement of the metallurgical, mining, engineering and shipbuilding sciences, to provide lecture rooms, a technical library and other facilities; to arrange lectures on subjects relating to local industries for the workmen and employees engaged in the district; to encourage and to investigate and make known the nature and merits of existing inventions, improvements, processes and designs which may seem to be of use to the industries of the district; to make grants of money, books etc. and to give awards to students; and to use its funds in the employment of persons of learning or skill, and to use its instruments, appliances, and equipment for any form of scientific study which may be considered top have any bearing on the industries of the district generally.

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