A new cohort of MADE Cymru students start their continuous improvement journey

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A new term has commenced for MADE Cymru’s Upskilling for Industry 4.0 and Innovation Management courses. More and more businesses in Wales are recognising the economic value of upskilling their staff – and this is the biggest cohort to date. A wide variety of business sectors (and sizes) have enrolled their employees with the objective of making positive impacts on their organisations.

We’re often asked who our students are, so we’ve asked a few about why they chose the course and what they hope to achieve from their studies.

Studying: Continuous improvement with Industry 4.0 (Level 5).

Why MADE Cymru?

The level of feedback and the reaching reputation of MADE Cymru.

What are you hoping to achieve?

I’m looking to embed the knowledge I learn on the course to drive continuous improvement within my business and ultimately instill a continuous improvement culture throughout the six business units.

Studying: International Innovation Management (MSc)

Why MADE Cymru?

Relevance and structure of the course for the development of our internal R&D programme.

What are you hoping to achieve? 

Knowledge that I can apply to our business innovation strategy which will help to create the best conditions for developing our new products including strategic collaboration partners and early customer engagement

Studying:Continuous improvement with Industry 4.0 (Level 5).

Why MADE Cymru?

It has been well advertised on LinkedIn and when I was made aware that this was a fully funded course, I jumped at the chance. Having previously worked with one of the lecturers, it helped solidify my choice to join the scheme.

What are you hoping to achieve?

I am hoping to apply the learnings to improve quality through continuous improvement principles. I believe the two (Quality and CI) work hand in hand for the development of the company involved and its outputs. It will also be a great achievement for my own personal development and strengthen skills I believe I already have.

Studying: Continuous Improvement with Industry 4.0 (Level 5)

Why MADE Cymru?

The chance to improve skills and knowledge. It is great that the classes are once a week allowing me to study whilst still working. Industry 4.0 is also a subject I’m really interested in. 

What are you hoping to achieve?

A greater understanding of six sigma techniques and an insight into how to introduce industry 4.0 technologies into the manufacturing process.

Studying:  Industry 4.0 Advanced Manufacturing (MSc)

Why MADE Cymru?

I’m really delighted that MADE Cymru has given me this learning opportunity. For me, the most important benefit to MADE Cymru is the remote learning/flexible way to learn – whilst working – and the content of the MSc course. 

What are you hoping to achieve?

I have completed my bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, having 12+ years of industrial experience. I’m hoping to gain further insights into advanced manufacturing, to boost my knowledge, to learn the latest technology/research/skills, and use all this vast experience and skills in my professional life for my career and personal development.

Amanda Hayden, MADE Cymru’s Principal Project Officer is the first point of contact for our MADE Cymru students and says, “I’ve really enjoyed meeting all the new students and helping them to enrol. I can’t believe how many different organisations have signed employees up. There is such a wide spread of sectors and job roles. The students seem particularly excited about the potential of new Industry 4.0 technologies to support their continuous improvement culture.

I love watching students collaborating and forging new relationships with each other. I know some very impactful projects come out of our classes.”

If you are interested in one of our courses, the next cohort will be starting in June. Email [email protected] for more information or CLICK here for a leaflet.

All courses are accredited by University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD).