There are 21 IoTs across England all delivering much-needed STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) skills closely aligned to local economic growth and opportunity.
The East Midlands IoT is delighted to have been chosen as one of those flagship Institutes and delighted to be working towards a technically skilled East Midlands.
The mission of the East Midlands Institute of Technology is to:
Provide employers with the skills that they need to succeed, now and in the future.
Provide students with excellent technical education and direct pathways to careers.
Maximise the technical growth capacity and productivity of the East Midlands.
Tackle current skills gaps and anticipate future skills needs; drawing on applied research
Enable employers to develop and retain local talent, reducing the need to recruit from outside of the region
Provide industry standard, specialist training facilities locally, reducing need to train outside of the region
Adapt and create learning provision that is tailored to the needs of employers, more quickly
Enable the existing workforce to retrain and upskill, as well as attracting new entrants to the digital, engineering, manufacturing and construction sectors
Provide strategic leadership across STEM provision and initiatives in the East Midlands, making them more coherent and easier to navigate
Cutting edge teaching, facilities and curriculum in the digital, engineering, advanced manufacturing & construction sectors
Connect learners directly to growing local economic strengths; raising aspirations and opportunity from school and throughout life
Provide learners with the non-academic skills required in the modern workplace, as well as technical skills
Increase social mobility, reach under-represented groups, develop unidentified talent and improve gender balance in STEM industries
Break down geographical barriers, through a mix of local and digital delivery and across multiple locations
Enable learners to get good jobs and follow progression pathways that have been mapped out with employers
Embed student voice in the development of EMIoT value & STEM skills deliver
promote technical education to learners, parents, employers and other stakeholders, raising its status relative to academic education
make it easier to attract expert teaching staff and provide them with outstanding development opportunities
enable innovation and create economies of scale; through the sharing of expertise and resources between colleges and universities
develop new curriculum that is informed by research and insight from employers
develop new approaches to learning delivery, through collaboration between employers and providers
For The East Midlands:
put the East Midlands on the map, as a great place to learn, work, recruit, invest and innovate
make a crucial contribution to industrial strategy, raising regional and UK productivity and growth
promote social mobility and inclusion by offering new opportunities and routes of access to a wide range of learners
contribute to and benefit from the sharing of innovative practice, as part of a national network of IoTs
attract substantial other funding and investment, to enable EMIoT to have a greater impact on the region
promote the role of STEM in tackling major social problems, as well as creating economic opportunity