Madley-based ETL Systems Ltd, a global leader in satellite and radio-frequency communications technology, has made a £50,000 donation to the Founders’ Fund for NMiTE.
Commenting on their generous support, managing director Ian Hilditch said: “We see the establishment of a specialist technology and engineering university here in Hereford as vital to the growing number of high-tech and advanced manufacturing companies in the county and along the Hereford-Malvern-Cheltenham axis. A supply of readily employable broadly educated engineers and technicians is increasingly essential to the continuing success of so many Herefordshire companies.
“What my board found attractive about NMiTE’s approach was the willingness to tailor the final year of courses to address the specialist needs of companies like ours. We are looking forward to working with NMiTE and its three partner universities to design its detailed curriculum.”
As part of their support ETL has been named as the principal sponsor of the NMiTE Ignite workshop in July.