Developing the Skills System for the National Manufacturing Institute for Scotland (NMIS)

Anderson, Pauline and Hawthorne, Margaret and Findlay, Patricia and Ion, William and Morrison, Douglas and Morrison, Douglas Hamilton and Millar, Stuart and Viza, Evi (2019) Developing the Skills System for the National Manufacturing Institute for Scotland (NMIS). [Report]

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Abstract

A key challenge for employers and providers in Scotland is how to support NMIS and the MSA to develop and deliver impactful and sustainable change through responsive, adaptable, iterative skill systems which are relevant to current and predicted demand. Positioning the NMIS and MSA development as an advanced digital and cyberphysical asset, which can be leveraged by established educational institutes, is a fundamental aspect of this proposition. Having a robust evidence base to inform how it can best achieve its objectives is an important element of the NMIS strategic vision and planned operational delivery. This research report adds to this evidence base, and proposes a new pedagogical model for delivering advanced manufacturing skills in Scotland, and specifically an MSA delivery model.