Weston College launches new Engineering facility in Bristol

As lead partner of the West of England Institute of Technology (WEIoT) Weston College has created a WEIoT base in north Bristol’s aerospace and advanced engineering heartland through partnership working with GKN Aerospace. The College will be opening its own Bristol WEIoT facility for delivery of Higher Education Engineering, within GKN Aerospace’s new flagship Global Technology Centre (GTC), located within …

Weston College to partner with Business West on Local Skills Improvement Plan

Weston College and the West of England Institute of Technology (WEIoT) consortium will partner with Business West, on the brand-new Local Skills Improvement plan Trailblazer (LSIP). Business West is one of only eight Chambers of Commerce across England that will lead on the new initiative for the region. The pilot project will seek to align further technical education provision in …

The West of England Institute of Technology host first Educator Network Conference

On Friday 2nd July 2021 the West of England Institute of Technology (WEIoT) held its first staff conference, titled the Educator Network Conference. As a new collaborative Institution, the conference aimed to bring teaching staff from across the education providers together to share effective practice, learn more about the technology and resources available to them and discover how the Institutes industry links can enhance their teaching delivery.   In 2019 the first Institutes of Technology (IoT) were selected through a government-led …

From Launch to Liftoff – BLOG: Claire Arbery, WEIoT Director

In October 2020, the launch of the West of England IoT (WEIoT) coincided with the Secretary of State for Education announcing that a further 8 Institutes of Technology would be sought throughout the UK.  In the nine months since the WEIoT was opened what have the partners in this flagship venture managed to achieve?   What are Institutes of Technology?  IoT’s are innovative collaborations between further …

West of England Institute of Technology Open Welding Facility at Weston College

As part of the investment from the Department for Education, the West of England Institute of Technology (WEIoT) has opened a £650k brand-new facility, dedicated to welding, at Weston College’s South West Skills Campus.  The development of the new welding facility has been in response to the growing demand from employers both locally and regionally for apprentices trained in welding and fabrication; …

National Launch for Institutes of Technology 8th July 2021

The West of England Institute of Technology (WEIoT) is proud to be part of the National Launch of the IOTs celebrating a new era of study for the region.  With science and technology playing a significant role in the future success of the UK and its economy, the high-quality learning space and facilities at the WEIoT will bring benefits to students, employers and wider …

Data Skills Drive To Fuel Business Growth In The Digital Age

Recently, the West of England Institute of Technology (WEIoT), took part in Business Insider South West’s ‘Data and Tech of Tomorrow’ event.   The event looked closely at the issues around the future impact of big data in our lives and businesses. The digital panel and audience debate, brought together a range of experts to discuss how we can best tackle data in the …

Weston College launches UK’s first virtual classroom as part of WEIoT

Weston College has partnered with Jisc and Barco to build trailblazing ‘virtual classroom’ to support West of England Institute of Technology. Weston College, the lead organisation for the West of England Institute of Technology (IoT), has launched a virtual classroom in a first for further education (FE) in the UK. The project, developed with support from Jisc and technology supplier …

Apprenticeship Minister to launches West of England Institute of Technology

Gillian Keegan, Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills, opened the West of England Institute of Technology (WEIoT) on Thursday (8th October). The official WEIoT launch was a virtual event, which brought together all the education institutions and employers that have been involved bringing it to its fruition. In 2019 the first Institutes of Technology (IoT) were selected through a government-led competition …