are 16 New Technology Institutes in the UK.
were created in 2002 following The Government White
Paper on enterprise, skills and innovation, Opportunity
for All in a World of Change. This identified
substantial gaps in business use of ICT and other
technologies, which was hindering British competitiveness
in an increasingly technical world.
NTIs were therefore approved across the UK to work
closely with small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs)
to ensure they have the skills to apply advanced technology
to improve their business capability.
were also tasked to ensure appropriate provision of
advanced technology training programmes to support
those businesses and encourage them to grow.
University of Hull is the lead partner in the New
Technology Institute for the Humber, York and North
NTI has become a recognised regional brand for ICT
and advanced technology skills. It puts businesses
in touch with effective solutions.
has used capital funding, through the Higher Education
Funding Council for England (HEFCE) to help achieve
this by funding new facilities for their partners
to provide new and innovative learning programmes.
NTI is the sub-regional partner of choice in digital
matters for Yorkshire Forward and the Learning &
Skills Council. It also works closely with, among
others, the regions Business Link organisations.
is the Digital Industries cluster broker
for the Humber, providing solutions and funded training
to businesses operating in the fields of ICT, electronics
and telecoms, design, creative, cultural and media
and print and printed packaging.
is the prime contractor in the Humber sub-region for
Yorkshire Forwards ICT Vendor Skills programme,
ensuring the delivery of vendor-specific training
programmes in such applications as Microsoft, Adobe,
Cisco, Oracle and Macromedia.
is the sole regional centre for the Microsoft IT Professional
Academy and for the Microsoft Office Specialist Academy.
is actively involved with Hulls City Digital
Group and with a growing number of regional partnerships
in the digital and creative industries field.
its own standing and strong partnership base, the
NTIs aim is to establish itself as the primary
sub-regional source of advanced ICT and technology
skills and learning programmes.