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Yearly Archives: 2018

Elite centres launched to boost manufacturing revival

The new £12.5 million Black Country Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills (ECMS) has officially been launched by journalist and television presenter, Steph McGovern, marking a significant investment in the future of high-value manufacturing in the region. ECMS is a collaboration between the Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership, University of...

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ECMS joins forces with In-Comm Training to launch £1.4m National Power Press and Tooling Centre

The University of Wolverhampton’s Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills (ECMS) has formed an exciting partnership with In-Comm Training and the Confederation of British Metalforming to help boost UK manufacturing skills. The ECMS’ new National Power Press and Tooling Centre will be located at the training provider’s Aldridge academy and...

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BLOG: The manufacturing revival and finding apprentices to fit

By Trevor Codner, Business Development Manager at the Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills Manufacturing is undergoing an amazing revival in the region and the Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills (ECMS) has up to 50 apprenticeships available with employers, not only across the Black Country, but as far afield as...

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Institute casts about for a new headquarters

The Institute of Cast Metal Engineers (ICME) has moved its headquarters to the new National Foundry Training Centre in Dudley Port, Tipton. The ICME is a membership organisation and professional body for people involved in the casting, foundry pattern-making and associated industries. Members include senior management, owners and directors,...

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ECMS helps create the right pattern for apprenticeships

The Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills (ECMS) has helped a local engineering company create the right pattern for plugging its skills gap by taking on a new apprentice. The ECMS is a new employer-led training facility for the Black Country, designed to enhance productivity in the region’s high value manufacturing sector...

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