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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.

The MTA is developing a new 3-5 year strategy for Learning and Development. This strategy will be developed alongside the Learning and Development Committee and the Board. To ensure we implement a strategy that our members will value and find useful, we would appreciate it if you could take the time to complete this survey.

The Government has introduced a new Apprenticeship Levy that will come into effect on 6 April 2017.  The MTA has created a presentation to provide guidance. This presentation will be updated as more information is released.

Please feel free to share the presentation with your colleagues.

Rolls-Royce and the High Value Manufacturing Catapult launched a National Strategy in Through-life Engineering Services (TES) on 5th July in London. The National Strategy is facilitated by the Through-life Engineering Services Centre (TES Centre) hosted by Cranfield and Durham Universities.

For more information please visit

For over a decade the Manufacturing Technologies Association’s (MTA) annual Technology, Design and Innovation (TDI) Challenge, has been shining a light on young designers and engineers. The nationwide competition for schools aims to encourage teenagers to recognise the opportunities of a career in engineering and further develop their practical knowledge of modern manufacturing. 

19-23 September 2016 at Cranfield University, UK  

This past Thursday (30th June) saw the MTA and Cranfield University came together to host the second UK Industrial Surface Engineering Event at Cranfield University.

The day was opened by Cranfield Vice Chancellor Professor Sir Peter Gregson and MTA President Guy Mollart, who both highlighted the importance of collaboration between academia and industry to fuel technological advances.

The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) are always keen to find ways to help you grow your business. As one way of making this happen, they’d like to invite you along to our monthly event tailored to manufacturing SMEs.

Date:  Tuesday 12th July 2016

Time:  08:00 - 11:15

Place:  The Manufacturing Technology Centre, Pilot Way, Ansty Park, Coventry, CV7 9JU. Please click here for directions.

Price:  Free

How to register:  Register via the event website

Staffordshire BIC

Thursday, 7 July 2016 from 09:00 to 13:00 (BST)

Stafford, United Kingdom

The Intellectual Property Office is an operating name of the Patent Office

This workshop delivered by the Intellectual Property Office aims to give participants a good overview of intellectual property and how it impacts on small and medium sized businesses.