The event, attended by companies including Jaguar Land Rover, Toyota and Bosch, allowed MIRA Technology Institute to illuminate how the institute will play a pivotal role in combining education and industry, in line with the Government’s Industrial Strategy.
Located in the heart of the UK’s automotive manufacturing sector, on the MIRA Technology Park campus, MTI is perfectly geographically placed to serve the industry. Providing on and off the job training for at least 2,500 students per year, the Institute represents the future of technical and skills training for the UK.
Talking at the event, representatives from each of the partners were able to give attendees a virtual tour of the campus, further understanding of the vision of MTI, an overview of the unique curriculum and develop its position as a skills trainer catering for the next generation of automotive engineers, as well as a pioneer in upskilling already highly qualified engineers.
Curriculum staff from all the partners gave an overview of the innovative skills escalator that will be delivered at the Institute which will inspire and nurture talent from school children up to PhD level students. Starting at GCSE level, the model will enable students to develop their skills from the very basics right through to being highly qualified engineers, as well as allowing them to enter the skills escalator at different levels to develop specific skill sets. The curriculum also aims to deliver the skills necessary, not just in engineering but in other areas that allow a business to succeed such as; business development, project management and leadership skills.