STEAM East through to Stage 2 of IoT bid

DTA are pleased that in partnership with local colleges, further and higher education providers, university's and employers STEAM East has passed Stage One of the Institute of Technologies (IoT) bid to propose capital investment of £14m across the region. 

Partners in the STEAM East IoT are:

- York College                                    - University of Hull

- York St John University           - ENGIE Fabricom

- Seachill                                              - Skipton Building Society

- Askham Bryan College            - Bishop Burton College

- Craven College                            - Derwent Training Association

- East Riding College                  - Grimsby Institute of Higher Education

- North Lindsey College          - Selby College

- CATCH                                           - ViSR

What is an Institute of Technology?

The Yorkshire and Humber IoT is a partnership to collaborate on curriculum development and increase the amount of Level 4 and Level 5 qualifications and pathways available for young people, based on industry skills need in the local area. 

The STEAM East IoT is focusing on:

  • Manufacturing and Engineering - with significant focus towards the East of the area, which hosts the largest off-shore wind farm development in the North Sea, £1.6bn investment for the Potash mine, major food cluster and allied ports and logistics sectors, all of which are facing critical shortages of associate/professional and technical staff.
  • Agri-Tech - the Agri-Tech IoT centres will build on considerable existing investment at Askham Bryan and Bishop Burton. Askham Bryan will focus on Livestock, enhancing its National Beef Training Centre with Precision Livestock Farming equipment. Bishop Burton will provide facilities for the Arable strand, including satellite driven precision and drone technology. 
  • Digital Skills - the curriculum runs throughout all IoT centres encompassing on networking, infrastructure, gaming, creative digital design and software development, to meet Industrial Strategy - Industry 4.0.

How can employers benefit?

The IoT will provide new state of the art facilities and curriculum across the region to make sure that young people leave training with the right skills, and existing staff can be regularly upskilled. Major anchor employers are on the Governance Board of the IoT, and will help to shape curriculum, but you can also work with colleges, training providers and universities to ensure the courses delivered will provide the right skills for your future workforce. 

What DTA are already doing.

  1. DTA have always been at the forefront of technology. We have been offering Higher Apprenticeships as a progression route for apprentices since 2015. We are the only provider in the region to offer the new Apprenticeship Standards from their introduction in 2017.
  2. DTA have been offering these higher technology skills in partnership with local companies such as Schneider Electric, AB Graphic, Dale Power Solutions and Firmac. 
  3. DTA Chairman, Richard Shaw is Chairman of the Business Board on the North Yorkshire and East Riding LEP. 

As an Employer - have your say!

You can have your say by completing a short questionnaire - found here. This will take no longer than 2 minutes to complete. You can tell us the skills requirements for your business and let us know if you want to help shape future delivery and skills by becoming an employer partner. 

For any further queries on the IoT please contact DTA's Training and Assessment Manager, Bob Watmore on or call 01653 697698

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