MCMT ‘Open Days’ set to inspire manufacturers and budding engineers to bridge the skills gap
The Hub News Team | 8.2.18
Two of Shropshire's leading training centres are throwing open their doors over the next fortnight to help bridge the skills gap in the region.
The Marches Centre of Manufacturing & Technology (MCMT) is urging local firms looking to recruit apprentices to attend two of the special open days that will take place at its hubs in Bridgnorth (February 9) and Shrewsbury (February 15).
Both starting at
Visitors will be able to tour both facilities, view dedicated CNC zones, explore robotics and metrology technologies and enjoy live demonstrations on some of the latest machines.
"We've got two fantastic facilities in Shropshire and the best way of selling them is to let people and firms come in and see for themselves what we can offer," explained Matt Snelson, Managing Director of MCMT.
"The Open Days will be split into two. From
He continued: "Then from
"We already have apprentices at both centres that are enjoying learning practical and theoretical engineering skills. 30 further places are available now and a further 90 will go live in September.
"By taking the vocational route learners can avoid tuition fees and be up to £100,000 better off at the start of their career as they are earning whilst learning."
It secured £1.9m of Midlands Engine funding via the Marches LEP and has also received funding from a Marches redundant building grant and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to transform a 36,000 sq ft warehouse on the Stanmore Industrial Estate in Bridgnorth.
In a recent
For further information, please visit www.mcmt.co.uk or to book your place on the Open Days: