As part of DN Colleges Group, University Campus North Lincolnshire is a key member of the Lincolnshire Institute of Technology (IoT). The government has funded several IoTs across the country as part of its ambitions to strengthen productivity, skills and career pathways in the technology industries.
An Institute of Technology is a partnership of employers and education providers within a defined geography, who coordinate the courses they offer and the way they work together around technology subjects. They do this so that people in the area have access to a range of options and pathways that can enhance the area’s ability to deliver modern digital, technological, mechanical, and data driven industries, through a well-trained workforce.
The partners bid for funding to enable them to develop their offer and facilities in relation to these subjects. A successful bid leads to IoT status. The Lincolnshire IoT is the result of a successful joint bid by our team of partners, which includes:
- University of Lincoln
- Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education
- DN Colleges Group
- Bishop Burton College (Riseholme College)
- Boston College, Grantham College and University Centre
- Lincoln College
- Lincoln UTC
- Bakkavor Plc
- Olympus Automation Limited
The Lincolnshire IoT is supported by:
- Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership
- Siemens Energy UK
UCNL plays a key role in the Lincolnshire IoT ‘offer’. First, we provide a variety of higher-level courses as part of the region’s IoT portfolio, including engineering and construction options. Second, our classrooms are home to state-of-the-art Industry 4.0 systems and technologies. These enable us to demonstrate to students and employers the emerging ways that factories of the future are functioning, using smart technology to run more efficiently and intelligently. As our IoT develops we look forward to working with more businesses to inform and support their transition to these new, smarter systems.
Ask us about our IoT offer and find out how we can work together to develop the modern, forward-thinking skills that employers want and need.