UFI backs Internet of Things new project to improve workplace skills
Using technology to support vocational skills in manufacturing
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Ufi Charitable Trust, a grant-funding body which supports the delivery of adult vocational skills through digital technology, is excited to announce that it has awarded funding of £125,000 for state of the art ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) technology to support workplace training in manufacturing industries.
Ufi is funding South West Wales college, Coleg Sir Gar, who are developing IoT technology in conjunction with manufacturing employers, to allow training resources to be shared around production environments with minimal additional infrastructure, resource or cost requirements.
Ufi has awarded £90,000 to the Grimsby Institute Group’s Flavours of Reality project following its call for projects that support workforce skills in the UK manufacturing sector. Grimsby Institute is one of England’s largest providers of further and higher education and will use this funding to pilot novel use of Microsoft HoloLens technology to create a ‘mixed reality’ training environment for food safety training.