The #ManufacturingSkillsFund is open for applications 26 October 2016 – 14 December 2016 (9am).
We are looking for projects which will help us deliver the Trust’s vision of accelerating the number of people in the UK who are accessing learning and gaining vocational skills.
The skills shortages in the advanced manufacturing and engineering sector are widely recognised by employer bodies, business groups and industrial partnerships.
To be able to compete and attract global customers there is a need to:
• Up-skill the existing workforce to meet the needs of today’s technology
• Bring new talent into the industry
• Put in place new training programmes to meet the needs of emerging technologies
We believe digital solutions can play a significant role in helping meet current vocational skills shortages and future ongoing skill requirements in the UK manufacturing sector, in particular in making training more accessible to SMEs in the supply chain.
We believe that there is a need to stimulate and encourage interesting and creative ideas that have the potential to transform how vocational learning is delivered, and to showcase ideas which are of benefit to industry and learners.
Between £50,000 and £150,000 is available for demonstrator projects which can be delivered within 18 months.