September 29th, 2016

New academy for Solihull engineers receives £1.1million cash injection

New academy for Solihull engineers receives £1.1million cash injection New academy for Solihull engineers receives £1.1million cash injection
Nick Rogers, JLR; Mick Carr, GBS LEP; Julian Knight MP; Caroline Spelman MP; Sir Prof Nigel Thrift; and Helen McLintock, JLR. (s)
Updated: 3:24 pm, Dec 04, 2015

A NEW academy for budding Solihull engineers has received at £1.1 million cash injection.

The Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) Academy for Young Engineers in Chelmsley Wood has been granted £1.1 million by the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) for state-of-the-art, industry standard engineering and IT equipment.

The facilities aim to grant will further enhance learning opportunities for students at the new Academy, who will work closely with the WMG Academy for Young Engineers Coventry.

Students at both Academies will follow a curriculum that is based around real life projects that have been designed by employers to reflect the types of problems and challenges they face in the industry as well as have access to manufacturing, engineering, design and academic experiences.

Executive Principal, Kate Tague, said: “This new academy will create hundreds of new opportunities for young engineers to learn from industry leaders, furthering the future of engineering in this country.

“This funding will help to ensure our young engineers are given the tools and equipment to succeed.”

Building work began on the WMG Academy in September this year, and is on schedule for completion in July 2016.

Applications for the first cohort of students to start in September 2016 are open.

Visit available online at www.wmgacademysolihull.org.uk for more.

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