For employers - SWIOT will: 

tackle employers’ current skills gaps and anticipate their future skills needs,drawing on applied research 
enable employers to develop and retain local talent, reducing the need to recruit from outside of the region 
provide industry standard, specialist training facilities locally, reducing the need to train outside of the region 
put in place learning provision that is tailored to the needs of employers, more quickly 
enable the existing workforce to retrain and upskill, as well as attracting new entrants to the digital, engineering and manufacturing sectors 
provide strategic leadership across STEM provision and initiatives in the South West, making them more coherent and easier to navigate 

For providers - SWIOT will: 

promote technical education to learners, parents, employers and other stakeholders, raising its status relative to academic education 
make it easier to attract expert teaching staff and provide them with outstanding development opportunities 
enable innovation and create economies of scale, through the sharing of expertise and resources between colleges and universities 
develop new curriculum that is informed by research and insight from employers 
develop new approaches to learning delivery, through collaboration between employers and providers 

For learners - SWIOT will: 

offer industry standard teaching and facilities and new curriculum in the digital, engineering and manufacturing sectors 
inspire and raise the aspirations of learners, from school students to lifelong learners 
provide learners with the non-academic skills required in the modern workplace, as well as technical skills 
increase social mobility, reach under-represented groups, develop unidentified talent and improve gender balance 
break down geographical barriers, through a mix of local and digital delivery 
enable learners to get good jobs and follow progression pathways that have been mapped out with employers 

For the South West - SWIOT will: 

put the South West on the map, as a great place to learn, work, recruit, invest and innovate in the digital, engineering and manufacturing sectors 
make a crucial contribution to industrial strategy, raising regional and UK productivity and growth 
promote social mobility and inclusion by offering new opportunities to a wide range of learners 
contribute to and benefit from the sharing of innovative practice, as part of a national network of IoTs 
attract substantial other funding and investment, to enable SWIoT to have a greater impact on the region 
promote the role of STEM in tackling major social problems, as well as creating economic opportunity 
We will help deliver skilled local people, economic growth and prosperity in the South West 

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