Made in the Midlands members meet to discuss the skills gap

We had the pleasure of hosting our latest best practice networking event for Made in the Midlands members yesterday.

More than 50 companies from across the region visited our Technical Academy in Aldridge to explore how we can work together to bridge the skills gap in engineering and manufacturing.

Our advisors, trainers and, importantly, the apprentices told delegates about the importance of investing in young people and the benefits it can have on the bottom line in terms of improved productivity, reduced lead times and a more agile workforce.

Members were invited on a tour around our Aldridge Academy.

Visitors also had the chance to take a guided tour around the 25,000 sq ft facility, taking in the impressive fluid power section, the CNC machining zone, CAD facilities and the extensive workshop where all apprentices start out.

Paul Hodgetts, Business Development Manager at In-Comm Training, added: “Made in the Midlands members really get what we are trying to do at In-Comm and their input is very valuable in terms of shaping future upskilling courses and apprenticeship standards.”

Watch the full interview here.