Wednesday, October 28, 2020

£1.1m engineering skills boost for Sheffield

In a national first, teenagers at UTC Sheffield will develop a new range of in demand high-level digital engineering skills following a £1.1 million investment.

The funding follows a successful skills capital bid and will cover the installation of a new automation, machining and composites manufacturing facility.

The UTC is the first education provider in the north of England to provide this type of training to students at this age range. Its students will be the youngest in the country to develop these advanced skills from the age of 13.

The £1.1 million project is being backed by a £494,000 grant from Sheffield City Region for the equipment and £514,000 worth of support from project partners Festo Didactic and XYZ Machine Tools.

State-of-the-art automation equipment, a facility for manufacturing carbon composite components, additive manufacturing machinery and two computer numerical control machines, as well as five manual lathes and milling machines, have been included in the grant funding.

“We are thrilled that our students will be the first of their generation nationally to develop these high-tech digital skills. Industry skills requirements continue to evolve and change, and require high-quality, cutting-edge equipment,” said Alex Reynolds, Principal of UTC Sheffield City Centre.

Automation and composite manufacturing skills are in demand by employers, particularly those in the aerospace, motorsport and automotive industries.

Sheffield City Region is home to top companies in those sectors including Airbus, BAE Systems, Boeing, supercar maker McLaren Automotive and Rolls-Royce, based at or near the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre.

Employers supporting the UTC include AES Seal, Bauer Media Group, Fernite, Festo, Finger Industries, Hive, Inspec Solutions, Lavender International, PES Performance, Rolls-Royce, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield Live, the University of Sheffield, Siemens and Sumo Digital.

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