Your personal invitation, join us for this special occasion, the first opening of an ETG Technical Academy. Get the low down on this 6 Million pound investment from Martin Doyle and ETG. Developed in collaboration with a dozen like-minded technical partners and with its training provision supplied by Gareth Jones, and the Ofsted ‘outstandingly rated’ In-Comm Training, the academies will ultimately operate from 15 centres around the UK with 7 locations already confirmed. The day will commence in Donington Hall, to include lunch and guided tours of the Norton production and Academy facilities.
9.30Arrival and gather at Donington Hall
10.00Introduction: Martin Doyle - ETG & the Technical Academies story
Welcome: Stuart Garner - Norton Motorcycles.
11:00Technical Partners show & Networking
12.00The Factory Tour: Short tour of the Norton facilities
13.00Lunch & Refreshments
13.30Technical Academy: Short tour and machine-cell demos
15.00Closing presentation: Martin Doyle and Gareth Jones
This ETG initiative sees the opening of a national network of strategically-placed technical academies supported by world-leading machine tool companies and a range of partners who operate in manufacturing with a nationally recognised training provider, all set within a real world, engineering environment.
We have to do something different to address the skills gap in UK manufacturing and this network of technical academies is a bold and ambitious solution to the issue. Engineers and apprentices will have access to cutting edge technology, training delivered by an Ofsted Outstanding provider and expertise of some of the country’s most innovative and forward looking manufacturers. The ingredients are all there to ensure we can train the most technically advanced manufacturing professionals in the world.
Stuart bought Norton in 2008 from American businessman Ollie Curme, who had tried and failed to relaunch it in North America. Stuart has since invested millions in the venture, initially opening a factory at Donington Park, where the first bikes rolled off the production line in 2010.
> Stuart will be cutting the official opening ceremony ribbon