ImechE collaborates with Loughborough University

Posted on 23 Nov 2018 and read 510 times
ImechE collaborates with Loughborough UniversityThe Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and Loughborough University are collaborating on a new research initiative — FlexiTen — looking at how to develop flexible employer-focused postgraduate-level training opportunities.

As a part of this project, employers are being asked to share their views in a survey. Funded under the Higher Education Funding Council’s Catalyst programme — and designed to meet the advanced skills needs of companies across the engineering sector — the research aims to address a number of key high-level skills gaps, including those related to “engineers’ leadership, management and commercial roles”.

Gaps in technology-specific skills, such as advanced system design, artificial intelligence, digital engineering and ‘smart’ data analytics will also be addressed.

The project also aims to assess how best to cater for specific training needs in terms of both subject matter and mode of delivery — whether face-to-face, on-line or a blend of both. Finally, various funding models (including use of the Apprenticeship Levy Fund) will be assessed.

The IMechE said: “We are looking for contributors to participate in a 20min on-line survey to understand your — or your organisation’s — skills gaps and CPD requirements.

In return, we are offering a number of complimentary Team Performance Diagnostic assessments with coaching feedback.”

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