Make UK holds game changing manufacturing festival to inspire future generation

One day programme for 16-24 year olds to develop creators, innovators and makers of the future Aspiring young engineers and apprentices will have the opportunity to learn from their peers and explore topics ranging from artificial intelligence to how they can help solve ecological concerns at an exciting one day …

Automation and digital advances to create better jobs in UK manufacturing

But low-skilled workers need retraining into better roles to avoid job losses A third of UK manufacturers expect some low skilled jobs to be lost over the next five years as a result of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and digital technologies. But over half of companies (54%) say they will up-skill …

Petroc celebrates multi-million pound collaborative bid success for new Institute of Technology.

Petroc celebrates multi-million pound collaborative bid success for new Institute of Technology for the South West. A multi-million pound bid to revolutionise digital, engineering and manufacturing technology education across the South West has been successful, it has been announced. The new Institute of Technology will establish a range of new …

Fully Funded short courses for SME’s

The Strategic Employer Engagement in Devon (SEED) project is funded by the European Social Fund and is being facilitated by the Shaping Futures Project team at Petroc, Barnstaple. Strategic Employer Engagement in Devon works with SME’s to strengthen higher level vocational education and training.  These opportunities are fully funded. The …

Petroc ranked no. 1 college in 2018 FE league table

Petroc is celebrating success once again this week, by ranking top in the prestigious NICDEX league table published by FE Week. The NICDEX rates all 183 FE colleges across the country in four categories – learner satisfaction, employer satisfaction, 16-to-18 positive progression and adults into employment – to create a score out of …