The Marches Centre of Manufacturing & Technology (MCMT) is now training over 60 young people studying towards their mechatronics, machining, tool making, welding and production operative apprenticeships.
Will robots ever take your job? Latest research from the World Economic Forum suggests no. It forecasts that by 2022, robotics and AI could create over 130 million jobs, this almost double the figure they are set to displace.
WMG, at the University of Warwick, have been awarded £10m to build a new Degree Apprenticeship Centre that will focus on courses essential to the effective development of advanced engineering and manufacturing companies.
Gender disparity in engineering, manufacturing and STEM careers continues to be blatantly apparent. An award-winning female apprentice feels she has to prove herself; if industry is prejudice at such an early stage, how can diversity and gender balance ever improve?