Made Smarter, Enginuity Launch 'ENGAGE' Platform to Enhance Digital Engineering Skills

Made Smarter UK, Enginuity | May 18, 2020

  • The new ENGAGE platform aims to bring digital engineering skills to Britain’s engineers and manufacturers at a time when they are needed more than ever.

  • It will help engineers, technicians and the wider manufacturing employees to learn and explore digital processes.

  • It is hoped that returning employees will then be up-skilled and more agile as a workforce, and better able to adapt and respond to the pace of global technological innovation.

The new ENGAGE platform aims to bring digital engineering skills to Britain’s engineers and manufacturers at a time when they are needed more than ever.

The platform is the first learning hub to specifically target engineering and manufacturing sectors, offering a range of courses from easy first digital engineering steps to more sophisticated technologies and innovation.

Development of ENGAGE has been accelerated to support workers at a time when many may have found themselves furloughed. It will help engineers, technicians and the wider manufacturing employees to learn and explore digital processes.

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It is hoped that returning employees will then be up-skilled and more agile as a workforce, and better able to adapt and respond to the pace of global technological innovation to help their companies recover at speed.

The High Value Manufacturing Catapult, the Institute of Engineering and Technology, Excellence, Achievement and Learning, Make UK and FutureLearn have all made content available for the platform’s launch. In the coming weeks more content will be added from Formula 1 and the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Key technologies covered in the courses include:
• Data analytics
• The Industrial Internet of Things
• Cyber security resilience
• Industrial and autonomous robotics
• Additive manufacturing.

Those logging on will also be able to become familiar with virtual augmented reality as well as artificial intelligence and its applications alongside machine learning, and throughout the learning experience, users’ understanding will be supplemented by a quick quiz to test learners’ grasp of the subject.

Digitally equip engineers

ENGAGE is an extraordinary collaborative effort from across the sector which will be of real benefit to thousands of users and UK industry as a whole. There is no doubt that engineers will be on the frontline in the battle for economic recovery and this digital initiative will play its part ensuring that as many as possible are equipped to deal with the challenges ahead.

- Ann Watson, CEO Enginuity Group

“In order to counter the current crisis, Enginuity and our partners, have worked tirelessly to ensure that the platform was available as soon as possible. The platform will evolve and be enriched as more and more content is made available and uploaded in the coming months.

“As a result of the collaboration, all of the content on the site will be free of charge for three months with Enginuity ensuring that after that date many hundreds of pieces of content will remain freely available to support the economic rebound.”

This platform provides the perfect opportunity for engineers and manufacturers to dip their toe into the water of digital engineering and all the benefits its application can bring for productivity and business efficiencies.

- Juergen Maier from Made Smarter

“ENGAGE provides learners at all levels with the materials needed to develop further.

“At this time of national crisis, when businesses will need to return stronger than ever and fighting on all cylinders to make up for lost ground, being able to grasp the digital opportunities has never been more important.

“Made Smarter is particularly delighted to encourage and support new learners on this leading platform which will be so important for an effective bounce back.”

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About Made Smarter UK:

Supporting North West makers to gain a competitive edge through new technology and tools. As part of our ambitious Industrial Strategy, the NW Made Smarter pilot will improve the competitiveness, increase exports, and productivity of North West manufacturers and supply chains through fully-funded access to support, guidance and grant funding for the adoption of industrial digital technologies including robotics, AI and additive manufacturing.

About Enginuity:

Enginuity creates practical skills solutions for individuals, educators, and engineering and manufacturing employers, using unmatched expertise and data - so engineers can change their world and ours.

We bring together employers and education to focus action on skills. Our employer-skills solutions and pan-industry initiatives help equip people at all levels of the workforce with vital skills and attract the best new entrants to create the highly skilled, dynamic workforce needed to re-energise UK industry and drive its future success.


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