Innovate UK awards £1.2m to University led West Midlands partnership to grow the region’s battery manufacturing and innovation workforce

GBSIoT Institution University College Birmingham will lead the way in a regional partnership delivering an innovative new project aimed at re-skilling, upskilling and growing new skills in battery manufacturing and innovation. Following a successful bid for over £1.2m in funding from the Innovate UK Faraday Battery Challenge, the Digital Enhanced Battery Ubiquitous Training-West Midlands (DEBUT-WM) […]

UCB Level 3 Engineering students visit GBSIoT Hub

In today’s world, technology is advancing at an unprecedented pace. To keep up with this rapidly changing landscape, educational institutions must keep updating their curriculums and provide students with practical, hands-on experience. That is precisely what the Level 3 students from University College Birmingham did when they visited the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Institute of […]

Leading technical educators champion the STEM talent pipeline

University College Birmingham worked in collaboration with the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Institute of Technology (GBSIoT), and their partner the University of Warwick as well as the WMG Skills Centre, and the Education and Training Foundation, to hold a successful leadership conference on strengthening technical skills in STEM. Hosted by GBSIoT Board member and University […]

Greater Birmingham and Solihull Institute of Technology Hub Opened by Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands

Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands officially opened the GBSIoT Hub, joined by GBSIoT Board members, key employers, and stakeholders from the region. GBSIoT is a unique collaboration between further education colleges, universities, and employers to offer technical education and training at higher skills levels in key STEM sectors. The mayor was shown a […]

Institutes of Technology celebrate first wave of launch

On Thursday 8th July a nationwide celebration will take place marking the launch of the initial wave of 12 Institutes of Technology.  Institutes of Technology (IoTs) are collaborations between further education (FE) providers, universities and employers. They specialise in delivering higher technical education (at Levels 4 and 5 – equivalent to the first and second year of a degree) with a […]