An advanced teaching and research facility which engages directly with industry and provides students with real-world experience on live, engineering-related projects has been officially launched at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).
Industrial businesses across the Sheffield City Region are holding back on investment in productivity-improving technologies such as robotics and automation because of poor access to funding, skills and hands-on ‘demonstrators’.
From long-distance ‘fabric handle’ to radical shortening of bespoke production schedules, it’s clear that in this age of digital transformation, manufacturers’ ambitions are limited only by their own imagination
Job candidates in their 50s can add real value to businesses. Lynda Ennis wonders why, at a time when skills are at a premium, so many manufacturers – consciously or unconsciously – ignore older talent?
Government, industry and trade unions have come together in an unprecedented way to launch a new set of Guiding Principles to help companies and the workforce make the most of the increasing drive towards a new digital era for manufacturing.
It's been revealed that certain UK regions might struggle to compete in the coming years. Thankfully, there is a way forward. And it all starts with skills, as Martin Hottass, Group Director – Technical Training, at City & Guilds Group explains.
At every level, from STEM education and apprenticeships, through to adult learning and worker upskilling, quality and quantity are deteriorating. So, how do we pull ourselves out of the collective nosedive we’re in?
The announcements today by Siemens, Dassault Systèmes and the UK Atomic Energy Authority underscore the growing importance of industry playing a full role with government and academia in the future of skills and research in the UK.
To stimulate an adequate supply of trained engineers into industry, we need to radically change the way we teach, train and develop people at every stage of their lives. A new study proposes such a vision and offers a roadmap for how to get there.
Professor Ewart Keep holds the chair in Education, Training and Skills at the Department of Education, Oxford University and is director of the Centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (SKOPE), here he offers his assessment.