Providing apprenticeships and skills training for the casting and metalforming industries.

The Elite Centre for manufacturing Skills is a new employer-led training facility, designed to enhance productivity in the high value manufacturing sector. Building on the region’s renowned industrial heritage, the Elite Centre will help to drive economic growth in the Midlands and beyond by providing specialist training to upskill the current and future workforce, helping to close skills gaps identified by employers.

ECMS offers apprenticeships in the following areas:

  • Toolmaking
  • Foundry
  • Patternmaking
  • Metalforming
  • Advanced Computer Numerical Control (CNC)
  • Product development
  • Manufacturing management, leadership and project management.

The Elite Centre is based at the University of Wolverhampton’s Springfield Campus and delivers skills training, through short courses and apprenticeships, at four key locations in the Midlands which are Aldridge, Dudley, Tipton and Wolverhampton.

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