25 May 2022

MTC launches online courses to de-mystify digitalisation

A range of online courses to help manufacturing SMEs join the digital revolution sweeping through industry have been launched by The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC).

The three-part certificate – Practical Steps to Digitalising Your Manufacturing Business – is aimed at helping UK manufacturers embrace the latest digital technologies to improve their businesses.

The CPD-accredited course was designed by the MTC’s digital manufacturing and SME experts and will introduce participants to new strategies to build their business and thrive, exploiting the wide range of digital manufacturing technologies already available or coming on stream.

Course participants will learn about digital strategy development, understanding technology, data engineering, enabling connectivity, automation and robotics and digital product design and development. The course is designed for senior decision-makers and engineers in manufacturing and engineering SMEs who are looking to add digital capability to their businesses.

The series of three self-guided online courses deliver best-practice principles, concepts and guidance, supported by real-life SME case studies and expert insights. The first course explores the benefits of digitalisation, the second helps manufacturers understand and unlock the value of data, and the third concentrates on the development of a digitalisation action plan.

Tim Andrews, senior adviser, Digital Transformation, MTC, commented: “Many manufacturing SMEs recognise that digitalisation could transform their business for tomorrow, but can’t move past the challenges of today. This interactive three-part certificate course delivers relevant, practical, sector-specific insights to fuel the first steps towards data-driven operations.”