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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 […]

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

The Secretary of State for Education visited the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Institute of Technology Hub as well as lead GBSIoT partners Solihull College and University centre and Aston University. The Secretary of State discussed the opportunities for education institutions to work together to combat skills gaps in the sector The Rt Hon Gillian Keegan […]

GBSIoT and Aston University welcome minister for tech and the digital economy for tour of new Institute of Technology Hub

The minister was given a tour of the new Greater Birmingham and Solihull Institute of Technology (GBSIoT) Hub The Hub will be welcoming its first students in the next few weeks Damian Collins MP also visited Aston University’s Advanced Prototyping Facility and autonomous vehicle used for teaching and research. The minister for tech and the […]

GBSIoT supports mini pioneers day at the Thinktank

On 29th July GBSIoT were invited to the Thinktank at Millennium Point as part of a mini-pioneers day hosted by the Smallpeice trust. The GBSIoT team took our Ozobots (pen coding robots) along, and ran activity worksheets with children aged 4-10 on coding. The children were tasked with using different coloured pens to create different […]

GBSIoT hosts first round of Cyber Manufacturing Rig Training

July saw a start to our first round of training on our brand new Cyber Manufacturing Rig. We welcomed colleagues from across our partner institutions for three days of sessions from Festo Didactic following the first delivery of the Rig. Seeing the Rig up and running in the space, and how it can be used […]

Aston University and GBSIoT showcases region’s contribution to future of engineering to chair of Science and Technology Select Committee

Aston University hosted visit by The Rt Hon Greg Clark MP He visited Aston University’s refurbished engineering facilities  Tour included soon-to-be-opened Greater Birmingham and Solihull Institute of Technology Hub. Aston University demonstrated how it is using technology to teach the engineers and scientists of the future during aa visit by The Rt Hon Greg Clark […]

GBSIoT uses fun STEM learning resources to inspire local school children

The Greater Birmingham and Solihull Institute of Technology (GBSIoT) team recently visited Sharmans Cross Primary School in Solihull to run some engaging and interactive STEM education sessions with Year 6 students. With a particular focus of inspiring young girls to consider a future in engineering, Lexi from 6B enjoyed the session so much she told […]

GBSIoT CPD event at Aston Manor school

During April the GBSIoT team saw the last of our stage one CPD sessions at schools and colleges across the region, with our final GBSIoT Creative Hut experience day visit being an extremely successful trip to Aston Manor school. Spreading more awareness about how we can work with and support schools across the GBS locality, […]

South and city launch of the fully-funded Electric and Hybrid Vehicles in-work training programme

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. The launch event took place on Friday 18th March at the Longbridge (Bournville College) campus and the ribbon was cut by Gary Sambrook, MP for Northfield and Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Councillor […]

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 […]