MP praises AME for giving new opportunities to young people

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The MP for North Warwickshire & Bedworth has praised a new partnership programme being offered by Coventry University.

The MP for North Warwickshire & Bedworth has praised a new partnership programme being offered by Coventry University.

Craig Tracey MP has urged local young people to consider applying for the opportunity to study at the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (AME). Part-funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), the collaboration between Unipart Manufacturing Group and Coventry University brings together experts from academia, industry and R&D in a ‘live’ manufacturing environment.

AME can accommodate 30 new students every year and offer the opportunity to work towards their BEng and MEng degrees by giving access to cutting-edge technology, Unipart engineers and leading professors. It has also been involved in the institute’s R&D facility, including working on developing new fuel rails for Ford and a lightweight exhaust system for a luxury vehicle manufacturer.

Mr Tracey, a member of the Business Innovation and Skill Committee, visited the institute at Coventry University and commented: “This joint venture between Coventry University and Unipart not only offers a degree with practical experience, but a real local opportunity for employment and a career in an exciting sector. It is a really impressive facility for our region offering high-tech learning.

Dr Carl Perrin, director of AME added: “Manufacturing has a very real issue with the skills gap and the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering offers an innovative blueprint that will deliver more industry-ready graduates."




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