West College Scotland has launched an exciting new project that will unlock the benefits of Manufacturing 4.0 technology for SMEs across the west of Scotland.
“The Critical Engineer” will create a regional skills hub, giving SMEs access to the latest Manufacturing 4.0 technologies, through a combination of online, college and work-based learning, expert support and collaboration opportunities with other businesses.
Watch the short video telling you more about this project.
If you are a small or medium enterprise seeking to modernise, The Critical Engineer can help you to develop a culture of innovation and develop the skills and confidence of your employees, so that your company can be part of Scotland’s advanced manufacturing future.
The project will provide a number of key services, including:
- Bespoke analysis of skills, planning and opportunities for learning and technical training, personalised to the SME and business sector
- SME business engagement and support to identify and develop the culture & skills to thrive in a Manufacturing 4.0 operating environment
- Training in advanced manufacturing technologies, including application of CNC, PLC and robotics
- Development of key meta and digital skills for SMEs workforces
Brokering collaboration opportunities between SMEs, companies and academic institutions and building skills pipelines to advanced manufacturing
Find out more here.
Alistair Rodgers is the Project Lead for the Critical Engineer project.
He is Head of Engineering at West College Scotland. A qualified Mechanical Engineer (B-Eng Hons) with a Masters in Educational Leadership, Alistair has 16+ years’ leadership experience within FE, overseeing strategic employer projects, including BAE Systems, Rolls-Royce, Thales and Aggreko.
To find out more about this project, you can contact Alistair by email.