November 16th 2023 - Skills Festival - MIRA hosted event supports business growth

HORIBA MIRA has hosted a skills and employment festival as part of an ongoing programme of initiatives to support growth for businesses across the technology park…

The event, held at the MIRA Technology Institute, focussed on sharing best practices to maximise talent development for companies across the MIRA Enterprise Zone and neighbouring areas. 

The day included an exhibition of suppliers and supporting organisations, presentations by HORIBA MIRA, college, university, local authority and East Midlands Chamber specialists, as well as a video contribution from local MP Dr Luke Evans and breakout sessions for discussion.

Shani Roberts, business partner, said: "The skills festival was part of a series of projects throughout 2023 designed to support the growth of the MIRA Enterprise Zone and neighbouring area through employment and skills initiatives. The projects have been supported through the award of a Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership skills fund. 

“Earlier this year 26 schools took part in Teen Tech, an event offering young people insight into the career opportunities of the science, technology and engineering industries. We also delivered a work experience programme which gave 30 students exposure to a variety of company experiences across the tech park.”