Welcome to the Friday Brief for week-ending 27 September.
We are pleased to announce this week the theme and speakers for the MTA’s next Members Quarterly Meeting on 9th October. The half day event will be held at SECO’s UK Headquarters in Alcester and is entitled Growing our Future Engineers. There will be a presentation by Mr Lee Kilgour, Principal at Aston University Engineering Academy (AUEA), on developing engineering talent followed by a presentation on ensuring apprenticeship retention delivered by Mr Geoff Lloyd, Managing Director, Heller Machine Tools Ltd. It promises to be well worth attending and builds on the success of the previous two MQMs.
Members considering entering the MTA’s annual Manufacturing Industry Awards are alerted to the deadline of 15 November for submitting entries. This is an outstanding opportunity to showcase your company’s achievements and/or the potential of one of your young engineers. Categories include Best Supplier Partnership, Best Training Scheme and Young Engineer of the Year. The AMTRI scholarship will be awarded by an expert panel convened by the MTA.
Bookings are now being taken for the MTA’s Annual Dinner which will take place at the ICC Birmingham on 6 February 2014. We have news of the format and details of how to apply. The last Annual Dinner was oversubscribed so be sure to apply for your tickets early!
We have details in this week’s Friday Brief of the closing statistics from the successful recent EMO Exhibition in Hannover. The MTA supported British exhibitors at the event and played a leading role with the UKTI in organising the British Visitors Lounge.
Finally, don’t forget the MTA’s Annual Forecast Seminar will take place on 22 October, the venue for which will be Mazak’s European Headquarters in Worcester.
Have a good weekend.