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Rosa celebrates achievement with royalty

Executive Director of Employment and Skills and Institute of Technology (IoT) at Solihull College & University Centre, Rosa Wells, has celebrated being awarded her Technical Teaching Fellowship at the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 Presidential Dinner with HRH The Princess Royal. Rosa was awarded the fellowship from the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) […]

South & City College Birmingham launch new electric and hybrid vehicle training course

A new, fully-funded Electric and Hybrid Vehicles in-work training course was launched at South & City College Birmingham, after a phenomenally successful pilot scheme, made possible with funding provided by Greater Birmingham and Solihull Institute of Technology. The launch event took place on Friday 18th March at the Longbridge (Bournville College) campus and the ribbon […]

GBSIoT STEM Resource experience days

Throughout February and March GBSIoT hosted multiple STEM education resources experience events with CreativeHUT at schools and colleges across the region, where we showcased the educational, interactive kit we have available to engage students of all ages in STEAM learning. Spreading more awareness about how we can work with and support schools across the GBS locality, […]

Business Commitments and the Benefits of Apprenticeships’ webinar event

The Greater Birmingham Solihull Institute of Technology collaborated with BCU and its educational partners to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week with a webinar on Business Commitments and the Benefits of Apprenticeships’. We interviewed 8 apprentices on their learning pathways, skills developed and the benefits of choosing an apprenticeship. Then in the afternoon there was a Q&A panel where […]

GBSIoT Hub feature wall design revealed; Collaboratively created as a celebration of the region

GBSIoT are excited to reveal the final design for the feature wall that will span the entrance of our Hub when it opens in the centre of Birmingham later this year. The arching artwork spanning the feature wall was developed collaboratively, involving Greater Birmingham and Solihull Institute of Technology’s (GBSIoT) key staff, invested industry leaders […]

New online STEM courses – Learn from home in your own time

We have partnered with the College of Engineering & Physical Sciences (EPS) to develop a holistic range of Skills, Career and Continues Professional Development (CPD) programmes that can be taken on a distance learning basis. These courses deliver learning opportunities in future growth areas such as digital electronics, machine learning and much more. As a […]

Opportunities with GBSIoT

The government has established high-quality Institutes of Technology (IoTs) to provide employers with a skilled workforce and students with a clear route to technical employment. The Greater Birmingham & Solihull IoT (GBSIoT) specialises in Engineering and Manufacturing and is a consortium led by Solihull College & University Centre, Aston University and Birmingham City University, working […]

Nine new Institutes of Technology announced

Nine new Institutes of Technology and a multi-million-pound investment in skills and technical training to level up opportunities for everyone Adults and young people across the country will benefit from more high-quality and flexible education and training – levelling up opportunities and supporting more people into higher skilled, higher wage jobs. People looking to upskill […]

GBSIoT: STEM Education Resources: Experience Event with Creative Hut

On the 8th December the GBSIoT team welcomed staff from our partner institutions as well as local sixth form, colleges, Birmingham city council, Solihull council and STEM Network to an experience day where we showcased the educational, interactive kit GBSIoT has available. Visitors partook in demonstrations of the different equipment, trialling it themselves as well […]

Secretary of State for Education visits Greater Birmingham & Solihull Institute of Technology Hub

Secretary of State for Education visited the new Greater Birmingham & Solihull Institute of Technology Hub located at Aston University The Rt Hon Nadhim Zahawi MP met with West Midlands Mayor Andy Street and GBSIoT partners to find out more about the skills opportunities for the region The GBSIoT Hub for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering […]