A photograph inside the ECMS foundry

Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills (ECMS)

The Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills (ECMS) is an employer-led training facility located in the Black Country, designed to support the UK industry in upskilling and multi-skilling the workforce, with particular focus on developing technical skills and knowledge in engineering, manufacturing, casting and metalforming sectors.

Building on the region’s renowned industrial heritage, the Elite Centre will support the industry by providing specialist training, helping to close skills gaps.

The Elite Centre has two main centres as part of the Hub and Spoke model. The Hub is based at the University of Wolverhampton’s Springfield Campus and the National Foundry Training Centre is based in Tipton, here there will deliver short courses and training.

ECMS is funded by The Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership and collaboration between, University of Wolverhampton, Dudley College, Cast Metals Federation, Confederation of British Metalforming and Institute of Cast Metals Engineers.