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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 […]

GBSIoT recommends Tomorrow’s Engineers Week Schools COP

The ninth Tomorrow’s Engineers Week returns this year from 8 to 12 November 2021. GBSIoT recommends Tomorrow’s Engineers Week Schools COP on Monday 8 November as Schools and young people around the UK come together to discuss the importance of net zero and explore how engineers are at the heart of tackling the climate crisis. The Schools […]

Future of autonomous vehicles arrives in Birmingham

Aston University teams up with Aurrigo to unveil its own autonomous vehicle Named the ‘Auto-Pod’ it will be used for research and teaching purposes within the Aston Institute for Urban Technologies and the Environment (ASTUTE) The launch of ‘Auto-Pod’ coincides with Birmingham Tech Week 11 to 15 October. A state-of-the-art autonomous vehicle, called the Auto-Pod, […]

Thousands more adults set to benefit from new technical skills

Thousands of working adults will be offered free courses to rapidly upskill in STEM sectors including engineering, digital and construction – building on the Prime Minister’s pledge to get more people into higher wage, higher skilled jobs Sixty-five courses to be available from later this month at 10 Institutes of Technology, supporting up to 4,000 […]

Citywide consortium secures million pound future tech funding for university

Birmingham City University has made a million pound investment into new hi-tech engineering and computing equipment – thanks to funding secured by a city-wide technology partnership. The £1.1 million financial boost was secured through the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Institute of Technology (GBSIoT), in which the University is an anchor partner and which is one […]

College accelerates towards sustainability with Emerging Skills project

Solihull College & University Centre united motor vehicle industry experts at its Woodlands Campus recently for a Train the Trainer session.  Approximately 30 delegates and automotive industry heads attended the session which was part of the Emerging Skills Project. Training was provided on delivery of 3 electric and hybrid vehicle modules by Solihull College & […]

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 […]