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Manufacturing Focus Group date Announced

28 February 2016

Manufacturing Focus Group date Announced

The Manufacturing Focus Group date and venue have been announced:

22nd April  8:30am - 10:30am @ the Manufacturing Training Centre, Gloucestershire College; Gloucester Campus; Llanthony Rd, Gloucester GL2 5JQ

The Manufacturing Focus Group date and venue have been announced:

22nd April  8:30am - 10:30am @ the Manufacturing Training Centre, Gloucestershire College; Gloucester Campus; Llanthony Rd, Gloucester GL2 5JQ

Gloucestershire College was awarded a £800k grant by GFirst LEP to create three first-class STEMBED (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) centres at its Cheltenham, Gloucester and Forest of Dean campuses.

In addition it invested £800k of its own funds in the innovative project which it hopes in particular will support county growth industries and sectors including engineering, computing and construction.

Stand-out features include mechanical and electronic laboratories; a new CNC centre, which features a new CNC 4 axis machine; modernising equipment and software; and new mechatronic equipment, including pneumatic, electro pneumatic and PLC training systems with distribution and handling stations.

The College have also rolled out a new higher apprenticeships programme, alongside the successful new Electronic and Computer Engineering Degree, in partnership with the University of the West of England, which is currently training 16 students from a number of blue-chip companies.

The facility would %u201Chelp businesses recruit and train the next generation of engineers%u201D said Matt Burgess, Principle of the College.

The Manufacturing Focus Group meeting will take place in the new  CNC training area.

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