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Outreach Activities

The MTA engages in a variety of outreach activities, to help young people realise the wide range of careers that are available to them within engineering based manufacturing.  To the left on the drop down menu is a list of the main outreach activities of the MTA - click on each one to find out what we do in more detail.

Below is a list of the recent news features and press releases featuring our recent outreach activity.

Baker Dearing Educational Trust and UTCs across the country will be celebrating Think UTC day on Friday 17 March. This is a national day where we highlight the amazing work UTCs do to inspire young people to become the scientists, engineers, technologists and innovators of the future.

The MTA has partnered with EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, to deliver a webinar of Tuesday 4th April to help raise awareness on the changes the Government is making to the way it funds apprenticeships.

Last Friday EEF published a new report - Lifting the Lid on the Levy: Making the Apprenticeship Levy work for industry which looks at the policy and external affairs aspects to the levy as well as providing practical guidance for employers.

Policy and representation:

STEM Ambassadors from leading institutions are staging an ‘Engineering Extravaganza’ to inspire the next generation of engineers.

As part of British Science Week, four professional organisations will stage an interactive fun day at the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre’s Knowledge Transfer Centre on Monday 13 March 2017.

This week the MTA’s Education & Development Coordinator, Laura Pickering, attended a breakfast briefing hosted the Baker Dearing Trust, the promoter of University Technical Colleges (UTCs).

Date:         Thursday 9th March 2017

Time:         6:30pm to 10:30pm

Location:   Kidzania, Westfield Shopping Centre, Shepherds Bush, London W12 7GA

The MTA are one of the National Apprenticeship Service's identified key intermediaries and they have invited our members to the exclusive, “Apprenticeships – Discover the Opportunities” event as part of National Apprenticeship Week.

County Durham SME Roadshow - 16 March

Are you an SME looking to supply into the automotive sector?

Already supply the sector but want to improve your existing capability?

Last week saw the publication of the Government’s new Green (consultative) Paper on Industrial Strategy. Industrial Strategy has been up and down the policy agenda for nearly ten years - ever since the financial crisis led politicians to start thinking about some questions about the role of the state in the economy which had lain dormant through the years of de-industrialisation.

The MTA has been heavily involved in consultation on the upcoming Apprenticeship Levy. Our friends at the EEF are running a webinar to help you prepare to manage your Digital Apprenticeship Service (DAS) account on Thursday 19 January from 10:00 – 11:00am.  This webinar will be useful for both levy payers and those below the threshold to pay the levy, as both will need to use the new DAS for apprentice training.

The Manufacturing Institute is looking for lean champions of the future, who have shown great potential in their business but would benefit from an intensive training programme to help develop their skills and impact to their business.