MSP is proud to partner with a programme looking to fill the skills gap in the technology and engineering sectors.
MSP, whose products enable manufacturers to achieve lights-out production and full automation, has been confirmed as an industry partner of TechUP’s Skills Bootcamps.
In collaboration with the Institute of Coding, TechUP is running two industry-focused Skills Bootcamps, one in Data Engineering and one in Software Development, the latter of which MSP will be an Industry Partner of.
These 14-week courses will be led by Prof. Sue Black and Prof. Alexandra I Cristea from Durham University’s Department of Computer Science and will include weekly online lectures, networking events and one to one mentoring.
The Skills Bootcamps offered by TechUP for the technology industry form part of the Institute of Coding-led programme, where several UK universities are collaborating to offer a total of 20 Skills Bootcamps nationwide. These, in turn, form the national Skills Bootcamps movement which has been developed by the Department of Education as part of the Lifetime Skills Guarantee and Plan For Jobs initiatives.
As an Industry Partner, MSP will offer guidance to participants throughout the Skills Bootcamps, help develop course content and speak at the various networking events held during the programme. Other Industry Partners include: Tharsus, Openfin and BJSS.
MSP has a close relationship with TechUP after being an Industry Partner of it’s TechUP Women programme in 2019 which sought to retrain 100 women in the digital sector. The programme was hugely successful and won a Digital Agenda Tech for Good Impact Award in 2020.
MSP’s Director of Development, Marianne Whitfield, is part of the TechUP advisory board, and was a course mentor for TechUP Women:
“At MSP, we have a commitment to finding ways of filling the skills gap in the engineering sector and TechUP’s Skills Bootcamps will make a huge difference in this area.
TechUP has already done such great work to improve the digital skills of many and I look forward to being involved in their latest project. Seeing the growth in confidence and digital capability of the TechUP Women participants was fantastic and I am delighted more people will have the opportunity to develop their skills through a similar initiative. “
Applications for both Skills Bootcamps are now open on the TechUP website.
For more information on MSP's involvement with TechUP women, click here.