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Made Here Now and the
- Future of Manufacturing
The manufacturing industry is opening the door to endless opportunities for exciting, fulfilling and innovative careers. With the fourth industrial revolution fully underway, were discovering new solutions to everyday problems with disruptive technologies like additive manufacturing and 3D printing. In the years to come, the manufacturing space will be responsible for some of the biggest changes that we see in the world. Already, were seeing significant evolutions in everything from transportation to healthcare, created by the pioneers at the heart of manufacturing. The manufacturing sector accounts for over 10% of the gross value of the UK, and more than half of the countrys exports. At Croft, we believe in supporting the industry leaders of tomorrow, today. The students of British manufacturing that enter the field today will change the way that we live and work forever. Thats why were on-hand to support initiatives like "Made Here Now."
What is Made Here Now?
Made Here Now is an exciting initiative in the manufacturing space that provides students with news, information, and education opportunities. This inspiring group wants to share the positive story of UK manufacturing that few people know about today. Made Here Now uses compelling case studies and press releases to shine a light on the unsung heroes of the sector and demonstrate what the country can accomplish with a little passion and creativity. Its all about showing todays students what they can do to transform the industry of tomorrow. In 2014, founder Peter Marsh, along with the assistance of a project developer called Inventid, launched Made Here Now. The group has since attracted more than £120,000 in funding from dozens of donors across the country, including banks, think-tanks, manufacturers and universities. With Made Here Now, young people can find their path into the manufacturing sector, with a clear view of what its like to work in one of the worlds most dynamic spaces.
Changing the Future of Manufacturing
At Croft Filters, we know that manufacturing hasnt always had the best reputation among students. Thats why we work so hard to collaborate with the academic industries in our region. We believe that by offering educational opportunities and apprenticeships to the next generation, we can help to highlight the thrilling realities of the industry. Made Here Now takes a similar approach to enlightening the younger community. The group demonstrates the many pathways to success that youngsters can take to enter the manufacturing space. Made Here Now already has a host of impressive partnerships with more than 60 organisations around the country, and theyre still seeking additional supporters to help sustain their efforts. The Made Here Now job section also comes with interviews from people in the Space, Film, Automotive, and many other sectors, to show students what its really like in certain careers. Its an excellent introduction to what a future in engineering can mean.
Success Stories from Across the Industry
Now, more than ever before, manufacturing is changing its image. Theres more to it than just welding and building. The development of technologies like additive manufacturing and new materials have changed whats possible in the space. Made Here Now showcases some of the most impressive success stories to appear in recent years. For instance, recently, a Swedish car manufacturer brought their business into the UK, regardless of the concerns around Brexit. The company, "Uniti" plans to build battery-powered, resource efficient cars using 3D printing and plastic composite materials. The new factory in Northamptonshire will support a variety of other factories around the world, working on the development of the next generation of transportation. According to the team, they wanted to take advantage of the UKs leading engineering position, particularly in regard to high-performance cars and lightweight materials. This is just one of the many exciting stories emerging in the UK manufacturing space. Were also seeing changes in the food production space, the development of semiconductors, and more.
Be Part of a Thriving Industry
Made Here Now is showing todays students what it means to join the incredible manufacturing sector in a time of transformation and innovation. With career and education pathways available to suit a range of different preferences, theres something to inspire everyone. At Croft, we know how important it is to inspire and educate the manufacturing leaders of tomorrow. The young graduates and learners in the market today are the people who will help us to discover new and amazing solutions to problems in healthcare, transportation, and even housing. Already, were collaborating with leading educational institutions like Lancaster University, to help students find their way into the manufacturing space. Now, were pleased to be supporting the Made Here Now group too, as they raise the curtains on the truth of the manufacturing area and show students what they can accomplish in the sector. If you want to do your part for the future of manufacturing, visit the Made Here Now website and see what you can do to contribute. The team is currently looking for additional sponsors and partners who can help connect the academic world and the manufacturing industry.