Newark inspires the next generation of engineers with educational kits

The Educational Kitting program allows students to create custom kits for hands-on learning without the hassle

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Newark, an Avnet Company, is committing to educating the future generation of engineers by offering customized educational kits to help students and their professors experience hands-on learning.

Professors and teachers can partner with Newark to build easily orderable custom kits for students. From packaging classroom kits to developing single board computer kits, Newark is working with students and teams to develop affordable packages as part of their Custom Kitting Services. Newark sources all components, allowing engineers more time to focus on their next designs. Individuals can choose from a wide range of products online, like test equipment, semiconductors, passives and more.

These kits help bring the digital world into the classroom with a range of devices that allow students to take an interactive approach to not only learning to code, but also problem solving and logical thinking as they take control of real-world devices for real-world solutions.

“The educational kits allow students, teachers and classes to utilize all of our services here at Newark. We are excited to help young minds navigate and simplify the ordering process of kits and to help them bring their visions to life,” said Cliff Ortmeyer, Global Head of Technical Marketing at Newark. “We want to encourage everyone to stretch their minds and think creatively and strategically, this starts when students are young and in the classroom.”

Newark, in partnership with multiple organizations, is working to make these kits and the individual parts affordable for students and teachers. For more info on education discounts, visit

These discounts make it easier for programs, students, and teachers to have the opportunity to work with and learn from electronic components. Newark also offers other learning opportunities for student engineers including, CodeDojo, Matlab & Simulink and LabVIEW.

Browse Newark’s wide selection of electronic components, from evaluation boards to test equipment – many with educational discounts: Newark Custom Kitting Services.


Farnell Global is a fast and reliable distributor of products and technology for electronic and industrial system design, maintenance and repair.  From research and design through prototype to production, Farnell helps its customers access the products and services they need 24/7.  With more than 80 years of experience, 47 localized websites, and a dedicated team of over 3,500 employees, Farnell provides every component its customers need to build the technology of tomorrow.

Farnell Global trades as Farnell in Europe; Newark in North America; and element14 throughout Asia Pacific.  It also sells direct to consumers through its CPC business in the UK.

Farnell Global has been part of the established global technology distributor, Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT), since 2016. Today, this relationship allows the company to support its customers at every stage of the product life cycle, offering a truly unique distribution model, as well as expertise in end-to-end delivery and product design.

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