We are inviting you to participate in a significant piece of work being carried out through a Task & Finish Group and linked to the Employability & Skills work of the Belfast Region City Deal and connected other City and Growth Deals. By completing this Survey you will help inform a Northern Ireland regional Skills Assessment for Advanced Manufacturing to support the anticipated growth expected in the sector.
If you would prefer to provide your feedback by way of interview or would like the Survey in a different format, please contact Jenny McAuley at J.McAuley@qub.ac.uk.
Advanced Manufacturing has been highlighted by the Department for the Economy’s 10X Vision as a key cluster which is pivotal to our economic growth and the sector is recognised by the Department for the Economy as one of five clusters ready to adopt enabling technologies. Northern Ireland will benefit from a package of investment from four city and growth deals and with a strong focus on advanced manufacturing, the following projects will help Northern Ireland become a globally renowned and competitive base for high value, niche and sustainable manufacturing.
• Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation Centre (AMIC), Belfast Region City Deal.
• I4C @ St Patrick’s Barracks, Belfast Region City Deal.
• Centre for Industrial Technologies and Automation (CIDRA).
• Engineering & Skills Innovation Centre, Mid South West Growth Deal.
Ensuring access to the scale of skilled workforce required will be a critical determinant of the City and Growth Deals overall success, and the growth of the Advanced Manufacturing Sector. A Task & Finish Group has been set up to carry out a Skills Assessment for advanced manufacturing in the region which will form the basis for the development and implementation of interventions as well as realignment of funding to support the vision for growth of this sector. Industry needs are a fundamental part of the in-depth research and your feedback will help us identify the gaps and collaborate on practical solutions.