The WMG Academy for Young Engineers is part of a new and exciting “learning campus” catering for 14 to 18 year olds from Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull.
The development of the WMG Academy is part of the Government-backed initiative for University Technical Colleges. The Academy opened to its first cohort of students in September 2014.
The Academy is located adjacent to the Westwood Academy school in Coventry. Westwood Academy and the new WMG Academy for Young Engineers are both independent, but with a very close working relationship, including the sharing of some facilities and resources.
The WMG Academy makes real, business focused, practical problems and challenges the centre of the curriculum. Students at the WMG Academy learn by making things and creating things – just as engineering businesses do every day. Team working is the norm.
The University of Warwick is working on the development of the new Academy with a range of over 40 key employers including Jaguar Land Rover, EEF, National Grid, SCC and Automotive Insulations as well as the Local Enterprise Partnership, Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce, Westwood Academy and other key stakeholders.
It has also been announced that a second WMG Academy for Young Engineers will be based in Solihull.
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