Introducing the Swindon and Wiltshire Institute of Technology at North Star
An Institute of Technology (IoT) is a collaboration between Further Education (FE) providers, universities and employers. We are a state-of-the-art training facility, delivering high quality, higher level technical education and training across a range of STEM occupations and industries.
ACHIEVING HIGH QUALITY EDUCATION LOCALLY.
Our focus is on ensuring the best possible career prospects for you, providing a clear route in to technical employment or opportunities for progression within your current organisation. You will leave here confident that you are armed with the skills and knowledge that are most desirable to employers in your chosen industry.
We are building a curriculum driven by the needs and input of local employers at the forefront of their industries. This allows us to develop a local workforce that has the skills your organisation needs now and in the future - either through the recruitment of new talent or the reward and upskilling of current staff.
PARTNERS AND STAKEHOLDERS.
The New College Swindon IoT specialises in Engineering, Manufacturing, Science, Health, Creative and Media, Digital and Computer Science, and Business Management professions. The IoT is advised by a group of employers and stakeholders to ensure that it is employer-led and responds to the needs in our region.
Many students in the region are expected to benefit from expertise of the Institute which will be an inclusive centre for technical qualifications, higher apprenticeships, and training to plug the gap between demand and supply for key technical and digital roles. This will also open many avenues for more high-quality apprenticeship opportunities.
The Institute of Technology is a region-wide collaboration between the following partners and stakeholders:
WHAT TO EXPECT.
The transition to establish a centre of excellence for the Institute of Technology in Swindon is a prospect that will transform the skill sets and assets of the town.
We have responded collaboratively to the need and opportunity in our region, growing as we do from a strong manufacturing, engineering, pharmaceutical and digital base. Our main campus is in Swindon where one in three employers are facing skills gaps and progression into higher education from the age of 18 is at a low.
Why should you choose to enhance your skills here, in Swindon?
The answer is simple really, this Wiltshire based location is becoming a hub for world leading businesses and is one of the UK’s main centres of innovation, which is opening up opportunities locally.
It is also a great place for start-ups and small businesses to get their footing in their chosen industries. This is because like many of the UK's important towns and cities, Swindon is accessibly located in the M4 Corridor and is only a short travel time from other cities and towns such as London, Reading, Bristol, Oxford, Cardiff, Bath, Cheltenham and many other places in the Wiltshire and the South West.
Though technically a town, Swindon was also included on a list of 5 ‘Fast Growth Cities’ by Centre for Cities in 2019.
Find the Swindon and Wiltshire Institute of Technology at North Star Avenue, Swindon, SN2 1DY, United Kingdom.