Unique courses that are tackling the future skills gap
MIRA Technology Institute (MTI), a specialist centre for automotive skills, showcases its courses to train the engineers of the future at the Advanced Engineering Show taking place at the NEC, Birmingham.
A team from MTI, will be on stand A4 to talk to potential students and businesses about the courses on offer at the Institute and showcase how the Institute is at the heart of training future engineers.
The Institute is bridging the skills gap in the UK automotive sector by offering specialised courses ranging from robotics through to cyber technology.
Celebrating its 10th year, Advanced Engineering is the UK’s largest annual gathering of engineering professionals, who meet current issues, as well as future projections for the industry including Big Data, Industry 4.0, Brexit, and robotics, will be discussed. The show opens today at the NEC in Birmingham.
Lisa Bingley, Operations Director at MTI, said: “As we move into a new era of automotive engineering, experienced and highly skilled engineers are having to adapt to meet the ever-increasing needs of an evolving automotive sector.
The MTI was funded by a £9.5m Local Growth Fund allocation from the Leicester and Leicestershire Local Enterprise Partnership (LLEP). For more information on how MTI, its partners and curriculum offer can benefit your workforce, please visit www.mti.ac.uk
About MIRA Technology Institute
MIRA Technology Institute represents a unique partnership between North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College, as the lead partner, HORIBA MIRA, Coventry University, Loughborough University and the University of Leicester. The Institute provides students with a bespoke curriculum aimed at satisfying an ever-increasing need for specialist skills in the UK automotive sector. The MTI has a particular focus on disruptive technologies, such as electrification and driverless cars, cultivating the skills necessary to operate at the cutting edge of automotive technology.
The development of the MTI offers a unique solution aligned with the government’s new Industrial Strategy Green Paper by creating a sector-focused institute of technology. It received £9.5m in funding from the Leicester and Leicestershire Local Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) Local Growth Fund and is backed by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
About the MTI Partners
North Warwickshire South Leicestershire College is a leading provider of technical training and apprenticeships across the Midlands, working in partnership with employers to ensure that their workforce is trained to meet their future competitive challenges.
HORIBA MIRA Ltd is a world-class, independent engineering consultancy, operating in multiple locations around the world, to support vehicle manufacturers and their supply chain with cutting-edge engineering and testing expertise. Based on MIRA Technology Park HORIBA MIRA offers full-system design, test and integration expertise to automotive, defence, rail and transport industries and also specialise in developing low carbon and autonomous and co-operative driving technologies.
Coventry University is a dynamic, global institution providing groundbreaking research, beneficial business partnerships and immersive, experiential learning opportunities across all sectors., With a long history of collaboration with the automotive industry, Coventry has one of the widest ranges of transport-related research and teaching expertise of any university, covering the fields of design, engineering, business and media. It is currently the top modern university in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2019.
Loughborough University is internationally known and respected as one of the country’s leading universities; it has a significant track record of partnership with the automotive sector to deliver industrially-relevant teaching and apply world-class research to drive innovation and competitiveness.
The University of Leicester has a long and successful track record of working with a range of partners from automotive, defence and avionics industries. We have a bold vision for the enterprise; to help drive the innovation and skills needed to grow the Midlands, the UK and world economies. Our ambitions don’t stop there, we will continue to tackle global challenges and transform lives through our research, innovation and new technologies. We look forward to working with MIRA Technology Institute (MTI) to develop partnerships and deliver expertise into the training of the next generation of engineers in the latest technologies.
About the LLEP
The LLEP is a strategic body established to drive forward regeneration and growth of the local economy. The LLEP works with partners and Government to set out key investment priorities for Leicester & Leicestershire. It also invests funding and aligns partner resources through its investments and it influences and drives activities that ensure positive outcomes for the local economy. To find out more, visit www.llep.org.uk
Local Growth Fund
Local Enterprise Partnerships are playing a vital role in driving forward economic growth across the country, helping to build a country that works for everyone.
That’s why by 2021 Government will have invested over £12bn through the Local Growth Fund, allowing LEPs to use their local knowledge to get all areas of the country firing on all cylinders.
Some additional key facts:
- There are 38 LEPs covering the whole of England
- The government has awarded £9.1bn in three rounds of Growth Deals to local areas to drive economic growth.
- LEPs are investing in a wide range of projects including transport, skills, business support, broadband, innovation and flood defences.
Some Midlands Engine key facts:
- The government is committed to making the Midlands an Engine for Growth in the UK, increasing economic growth and improving the quality of life for everyone. The Midlands is home to over 10 million people and over 780,000 businesses. Its economy is worth £217.7 billion.
- So far the government has awarded £1.9 billion in three rounds of Growth Deals across the Midlands.