Webinar: approaches to educating the manufacturing workforce of the future

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Date(s) - 28/04/2020
6:15 pm - 8:15 pm

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With webinars seeing their highest viewing times and sharing more information than ever, there’s no better time to see what we are all about. That’s why today Northern Crucible are at the forefront of helping local industry to get the information they need.

This webinar (to register, scroll down to the bottom of this page) will bring education and industry together to exchange best practices, gain the latest insights and network with industry professionals. Centred around the theme of approaches to educating engineers of the future, we ask how we can align manufacturing, teaching and training to the needs of modern industrial practice. Future engineers need to be educated with new curricula in order to cope with the increased industrial requirements of the factories of the future.

Our goal for this webinar is to initiate the discussion addressing training and education issues in engineering and production. We will bring together representatives of schools (6th form), colleges, universities as well as manufacturers and local authorities to review the new offerings and explore opportunities in adequate training provision for the modern workforce.

Here is our jam-packed agenda and speaker line-up.

Keynote speaker: David Orr, Senior Vice President at Rolls-Royce Nuclear (small modular reactors) and the visiting professor of the University of Derby (innovation and engineering). David joined Rolls-Royce as a professional engineer in 1985, having served a Marine Engineer Cadetship with Shell (UK). He undertook a postgraduate study in Nuclear Engineering at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich. He has previously held several positions in the nuclear sector and the submarines business in particular.

Wendy Trout, careers and enterprise coordinator, Sheffield City Region.  Wendy’s role is to inspire young people for the fast changing world of work, link schools and colleges to employers and help them to deliver world class careers support for all young people by building networks, supporting Careers Leaders and backing the Gatsby benchmarks.

Marie Cooper, trustee, Get Up To Speed. Marie is a director of three engineering companies in the northern region of the UK. As a Sheffield Cutler, an Enterprise Advisor and a Trustee of Get Up to Speed, Marie is a champion of education in engineering.

James Godsell, business development manager, RNN Group. James will discuss the colleges engagement with the new standards for apprenticeships.

Dr. Gary Wood, head of Sheffield Engineering Leadership Academy (SELA) University of Sheffield. As a National Teaching Fellow and award-winning teacher, Gary has experience of designing and delivering learning experiences from primary school to university level. Gary is particularly interested in using technology to enhance learning. Gary currently combines his interests as Head of SELA and as University Teaching Fellow in Professional Skills, working with engineers at the University of Sheffield.

Gavin Hill, project manager, AMRC (Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre). Gavin comes from a Mechanical Engineering background focused on data, with more than 7 years’ experience in the data acquisition, control & monitoring, and visualisation industries. He now focuses on the use of Industry4.0 digital and connected technologies to enable UK companies to stay competitive in an environment which is constantly becoming more complex, linking academic innovation to industrial implementation, identifying gaps between the latest technology and the people who they will affect.

Dr. Anna Ibrahim, co-founder of Northern Crucible and a co-host of the meeting. Anna works in Assessment Development Research in Standards and Testing Agency, Department for Education. Anna is also a language assessor for the Ministry of Defence, a technical interpreter & translator, a researcher and a champion for cross-sector collaboration for innovation and growth.

Sean Ibrahim, co-founder of Northern Crucible and a co-host of the meeting. Sean is extremely well known in industry with over 30 years in the MRO and supply chain to over 300 companies. Specialising in large manufacturers and focusing on lean and smart tooling, including IOT. More recently, Sean has joined RNN as an Engineering Apprenticeship advisor. He has become well-known as a champion of local manufacturing, education and innovation.


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