New Technologies and the Future Workforce

By BCBF19 (other events)

Tuesday, May 21 2019 8:00 AM 12:00 PM BST

Explore In-Comm Training Services’ technical academy, filled with new technologies provided by our expert technical partners. Alongside guest speakers and demonstrations you will be guided around the facilities by apprentices, hear their story and view the world-class technologies they’re using as part of their learning journey.

Attendees will gain an insight into the role of an apprentice, experience advanced technologies supporting the manufacturing sector and how our technical partners (Blum Novotest, Engineering Technology Group, Hyfore Workholding, Hexagon MI, HK Holdings, In-Comm Training, FBC Manby Bowdler, BDO, Guhring and WNT) support the industry

This event is open to everyone from SMEs, manufacturers, engineers, students, companies looking to recruit apprentices or up-skill their current workforce.

The event will demonstrate the benefits of investing in your workforce for a more sustainable future. Employing apprentices and investing in upskilling directly addresses the skills issue that is seen as not only a regional problem but national. Succession planning in your workforce will create a pillar for growth within the business and therefore impact on economic growth. 

We will also introduce attendees to In-Comm Training and Manufacturing Group (TMG). The TMG is a support mechanism for SME’s, providing access to world class technologies and expertise from industry leaders that can and will support in gearing them up for industry 4.0.


  • 8am Registration and breakfast bap 
  • 8.30am Welcome and Introduction to the In-Comm Training and Manufacturing Group (TMG), presented by Neil Lloyd, Sales Director, FBC Manby Bowdler and TMG Executive Board Member
  • 8.40am ‘Brexit proofing’ the manufacturing sector, presented by Peter Wilding, Consultant and Solicitor, FBC Manby Bowdler
  • 9.00am The Apprentices Story, presented by current apprentices
  • 9.30am Workshop tours, exploring new technologies offered by our technical partners
  • 11.00am Refreshments and networking 
  • 12pm Close

Please note: Photography is taking place at this event, please let the event organiser aware on the day if you do not wish to be on camera. 

Mailing Address

Creative Industries Centre, University of Wolverhampton Science Park, Glaishier Drive, Wolverhampton, WV10 9TG