Multipix Imaging becomes apprenticeship training centre patron
Date: Tuesday 22 March 2016
Multipix Imaging is proud to announce its support of the MTC’s newly opened Lloyds Bank Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre (AMTC), near Coventry, where the next generation of highly-skilled engineers will complete their apprenticeships.
Julie Busby, Multipix director, comments:
"Multipix Imaging is extremely proud to be a patron of the AMTC. The facility features some of the most advanced manufacturing equipment in the world and that includes the Machine Vision equipment supplied by Multipix Imaging. Machine Vision is vital in many manufacturing disciplines today and it is essential that we train young engineers so they understand how to use this technology to create automated vision solutions. There is a lack of vision engineers in the UK today and this must be addressed if we are to secure a position in global manufacturing. Multipix Imaging is delighted that the AMTC has recognised this and we look forward to supporting the training and education of the apprentices here."
Julie Busby started her career as a Marconi Space Systems engineering apprentice and then progressed to study electronics at Loughborough University. It was five years later in 1997 that she and a co-founder (also an ex-apprentice) created Multipix Imaging.
Peter Hunt, co-founder, said:
"We know first-hand the value of apprenticeships and the great foundation they offer for the individual as well as the employer. We are extremely pleased to be offering three apprenticeship positions at Multipix this year, ranging from IT to Digital Marketing. We were excited to be part of the AMTC initiative from the moment we became aware of the program and the potential to be involved in training young people in machine vision. We have had fantastic support from our suppliers, namely Basler, MVTec, Datalogic, Moritex and Prophotonix in assisting with equipment and materials for the students."
The singular aim is clear – to inspire and educate!
Paul Rowlett, managing director of the MTC’s Lloyds Bank Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre, added:
"We're delighted to have Multipix Imaging on board as a patron. They will provide invaluable support and play a major role in helping to develop our next-generation engineers. This partnership presents a fantastic opportunity for our apprentices to benefit from their expert training using their latest Machine Vision equipment, enabling them to develop skills that are much-needed by industry."
"The support from all our patrons is making a tangible difference to the skills and knowledge of those who train here, as well as to the wider UK manufacturing industry."
Lynne Potter, Marketing and Communication Executive and Julie Busby, Technical Director at Multipix are presented with their patrons’ plaque by Paul Rowlett, Managing Director of the MTC’s Lloyds Bank Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre