Council cabinet members gathered at Birmingham City University (BCU) this week for the launch of Academy Cube’s e-skills learning centre and UK National Office, which aims to tackle Europe’s shortage of STEM skills.
Academy Cube is a career and online learning platform which offers an intelligent matching system, allowing STEM talent to identify and develop the skills and qualifications they require for specific roles in the workplace.
Located at BCU’s Centre for Enterprise Systems, the Academy Cube’s UK National Office aims to develop the strategic alignment with the STEM agenda in the UK and Ireland to build the next generation of talent for the industry, addressing the challenges of employability, skilling and apprenticeship opportunities.
Director of the Centre for Enterprise Systems at BCU ,Ardavan Amini, said: “This is a great opportunity for Birmingham City University to play a key role in addressing STEM skills shortages.
“As well as developing the skills of our own students, through the running of Academy Cube’s UK headquarters here in Birmingham, we’ll also be helping to equip future technologists and engineers from across the country with the appropriate skills they need for a long and successful career.”
CEO of the Academy Cube, Bernd Böckenhoff, added: “With Birmingham City University, Academy Cube found the perfect partner to get talents into STEM jobs and address the lack of skilled labour in UK and Ireland. Without cooperation like this, Europe will lack the experts it needs in the long-term to drive innovation.”