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The Last Word: We all want to change the world

"The big question is why government should help and what help that form should take?"
Posted on 22 Oct 2012 by Tim Brown

There are plans in the pipeline for new industrial innovation awards in the use of additive manufacturing and the RSA last month launched its Great Recovery campaign to inspire more discovery projects in re-manufacturing and total lifecycle management.

UTC Diary – The JCB Academy, James Gratton

JCB Academy GCSE results
Posted on 22 Oct 2012 by Tim Brown

In August the JCB Academy – the original University Technical College – celebrated as its first set of GCSE students achieved results which left national averages far behind them. James Gratton, a star performer among this high achieving group, explains how a UTC education helped him get the grades to match his career ambitions.

Back to Scuoler: economic growth

Posted on 22 Oct 2012 by Tim Brown

As EEF’s latest survey highlights that manufacturers are facing the toughest trading conditions in three years, Terry Scuoler, CEO of the manufacturers’ organisation, calls on government to urgently address economic growth.

Lean on me

Posted on 22 Oct 2012 by Tim Brown

Why do so many lean programmes fail? Roberto Priolo, editor of Lean Management Journal, brings TM readers up to speed with the publication’s international explorations and gives an insight into the next edition.

UTC diary

Posted on 22 Aug 2012 by

Dan Street, director of English at the Black Country UTC explains how the school’s revolutionary curriculum model breaks down the restricting subject silos evident in mainstream education in the UK.