Yesterday (4 July), over 130 representatives from across the National Network of Institutes of Technology, including senior representatives from industry partners, principals of colleges and vice-chancellors of universities, and representatives from the Department for Education attended the inaugural Institutes of Technology Conference hosted by Yewande Akinola.
A new report launched today on behalf of the Institutes of Technology (IoTs) Network outlines some of the issues we face on both a national and local level, and showcases how IoTs are working alongside local employers to teach the technical skills needed to tackle them.
The Institutes of Technology Network is playing a key role in delivering the future skills needed for the UK manufacturing and engineering workforce. By identifying the future skills needed in the manufacturing and engineering workforce and building training systems for them to be met, the Emerging Skills Project is enabling UK businesses to better exploit emerging technologies and remain competitive.
We welcome the nine IoTs in development to the IoT Network. As a Network of 21, we look forward to expanding on our delivery of high quality, higher level technical education and training across a range of STEM occupations and industries.