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South West Institute of Technology (SWIoT) was launched on Monday, 21st March 2022 at the House of Lords, London. The event brought together colleagues from government and industry to put a spotlight on the South West Institute of Technology and the network of UK Institutes of Technology. It yields a spectacular opportunity to promote technical education in the South West and showcase the opportunities Institutes of Technologies provide in terms of training, employment, and economic growth.

SWIoT will cover Devon and Somerset and could hold potential to attract learners Nationwide. The South West Institute of Technology is funded by the Government to drive world-class technical skills, and to train the next generation of technical roles that will put the South West region at the forefront of digital and engineering education.

South West Institute of Technology works with some really big names such as University of Exeter, University of Plymouth and Exeter College. You can find out more about SWIoT on their website – South West Institute of Technology – technical education – SWIoT.

“It was an honour to join employers, FE and HE colleagues from across the Cornwall, Devon and Somerset at the Southwest Institute of Technology launch event held at the House of Lords. The event championed the collaboration between employers and educators driving the region’s Technology, Digital and Innovation agenda. Andy Correy (Product Op. director from Babcock and SWIOT chair) summarised the importance of the Institutes of Technology’s  co-design and high quality curriculum development, that is meeting the need of the regions workforce. Stephen Mariadas (CEO South West Institute of Technology) went on to set out the vision to enable the Southwest to become one of the world’s leading regions for digital, engineering and manufacturing technologies. I would encourage all employers looking to develop their workforce to find out how the South West Institute of Technology can support them”

Charlotte Collyer, Heart of the South West LEP Digital Skills Partnership Manager