The Manufacturing Technology Centre launches new programme: CPD for FE – Engineering Excellence

The MTC’s Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre (AMTC) supports the education sector through a range of courses to upskill front line educators, curriculum developers and educational leaders.

This new programme is for FE teachers and lecturers interested in inspiring students to engage with emerging technologies in the classroom.

The programme will provide a breadth of knowledge and information which can be taken back to the classroom and included in curriculum for subjects such as Engineering, Design & Technology, Maths, and Physics. It will cover technologies such as Automation & Robotics and Additive Manufacturing (also known as Industrial 3D printing).

The one day programme at the AMTC includes: 

  • Lectures on the capabilities of modern engineering techniques and how to engage and inspire students (delivered by senior MTC engineers).
  • Educational tours of the MTC facilities including the MTC workshop and the Lloyds Bank Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre, highlighting new technological capabilities and how these can be used in the curriculum to inspire students.
  • Demonstrations of classroom accessible equipment.
  • A session on how to access technology.

Post Programme Support

Participants will have ongoing access to support from the MTC to help in the development of curriculum, including:

  • Access to white papers and MTC publications.
  • Educational discounts on further training and online learning for both staff and students.
  • Bespoke live online sessions delivered by MTC engineers directly to the classroom through our virtual classroom system
  • Invitations to technology events of interest at the MTC.

Paul Rowlett, Managing Director of the Lloyds Bank AMTC said:

“Our purpose is to seed the manufacturing sector with a pipeline of capable engineering technicians through a range of upskilling training programmes that enables training providers and colleges to provide technical insights to inspire and enthuse the next generation of engineering professionals.”

 

About the MTC

The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) was established in 2010 as an independent Research & Technology Organisation (RTO) with the objective of bridging the gap between academia and industry – often referred to as ‘the valley of death’.

It represents one of the largest public sector investments in UK manufacturing and, after four years of planning and a 16 month build, the facility opened at Ansty Park in Coventry at the end of 2011.

Over the following seven years the MTC’s rapid growth has seen the expansion of our campus with the construction of three more facilities, including the opening of the Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre and the National Centre for Additive Manufacturing. 

The MTC’s role has also increased to cover not only R&D but also Training, Advanced Manufacturing Management and Factory Design. 

Research suggests that the UK has an annual shortfall of over 20,000 graduate engineers, and will need an additional 1.8 million engineers by 2025. Through its educational programmes the MTC is committed to helping to address this shortage. Our Engineering Apprenticeship Programme is already a huge success, and we are now working to help inspire the next generation of engineers through this programme for FE teachers, lecturers and leaders.

The event will take place at The Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre in Coventry on the Friday 14th December 2018.

Attendance at this event costs just £395 +VAT per delegate

Refreshments and Lunch are provided

To book your place please visit www.the-amtc.co.uk/training/fe email training@the-mtc.org, or call 02476701774