Congratulations to the team at North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College who walked away with the Skills Innovation of the Year accolade at the glittering Enginuity Skills Awards.
AutoLive supplies realistic, interactive and engaging experiences of an automotive production line. Through immersive 3D Virtual Reality and 2D games-based training learners develop familiarity with the production environment and key work tasks, practice dexterity control and safe working practices and as a result reduce errors.
The Enginuity Skills Innovation of the Year award recognises the game changing advantages of this novel approach to skills development in the manufacturing sector.
Speaking from the awards ceremony , Marion Plant, OBE FCGI, Principal and Chief Executive of NWSLC said, “We are delighted that the AutoLive project has been recognised by Enginuity because it shows how further and higher education is working together to create impactful solutions in response to training requirements within the manufacturing sector.
“The sector is facing challenging times as the UK moves forward with its economic recovery. With 180,000 people employed within UK automotive manufacturing, and 20,000 new jobs forecast by 2030, the sector faces accelerating skills gaps. We know that manufacturing businesses need highly skilled and competent staff that can hit the ground running quickly to maintain consistency, safety, and productivity.
“When new recruits join these businesses, or existing employees take on new roles, they need to be able to engage quickly and safely with the complex tasks involved in producing high quality products to tight deadlines. The AutoLive training solution is set to improve the process of getting manufacturing operatives up and running quickly across multiple sites.