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.
Will Stirling reviews Peter Marsh’s new book about the shifting forces that are shaping manufacturing, from how companies are organising themselves as manufacturing democritises to the emergence of a new era of ‘mass personalisation’.
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.
Roberto Priolo, editor of TM’s sister publication, Lean Management Journal, brings us up to speed on the latest developments in the lean community and future content in the journal.