The Manufacturing Technology Centre has been selected by the Construction Industry Training Board to produce training materials to support the development of offsite construction.
The MTC is to create a set of high-quality materials to upskill trainers in education and industry in offsite manufacturing and construction.
The programme is part of a £1.2 million CITB project to increase the skills capacity in this fast-growing area which is revolutionising the way schools, hospitals and houses are designed, manufactured and built. The project was paused last year due to the pandemic but is now re-starting. MTC is part of the Construction Innovation Hub which is developing a range of technologies and processes to improve productivity in the construction and social infrastructure sectors.
The MTC's Ian Buckingham, future skills manager, said that developing offsite construction capability is a key priority to address productivity in the construction sector and to enable it to meet the Government housing target of 300,000 homes per year.
Steve Radley, CITB Strategy and Policy Director said:
As a result of this initiative, industry and education will have free access to a range of standardised, innovative and consistent learning materials. Trainers in education and industry will be able to upskill themselves in offsite construction, with an outreach programme for secondary schools to show a new generation the career opportunities involved.
The MTC was founded by the University of Birmingham, Loughborough University, the University of Nottingham and TWI Ltd. The MTC’s industrial members include some of the UK’s major global manufacturers.
The MTC aims to provide a competitive environment to bridge the gap between university-based research and the development of innovative manufacturing solutions, in line with the Government’s manufacturing strategy. The MTC is part the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, supported by Innovate UK.
The MTC is actively looking for industry partners alongside organisations and individuals involved in the delivery of learning solutions to the construction industry, that would be interested in participating in this transformative course. Contact us now to find out more and book your free place.
For more information and to register interest, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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