Training to meet the needs of businesses at MK:U
Post-graduate training at Cranfield University has just received a boost thanks to a new partnership with Schneider Electric. 
Working with MK:U, part of Cranfield University, new courses in digital transformation of energy management, automation and cybersecurity are planned. 
They intend to make sure what students learn is relevant to the real world, helping them meet current and future business needs. The courses will help develop design and engineering skills with research and technology innovation projects 
Schneider also plans to help in the future development of MK:U by providing expert advice about the smart technology for a sustainable-by-design campus. 

Business priorities 

MK:U training helps to prepare students for work. The focus is on practical application of theory and knowledge. Employers are regularly asked about their needs and help to identify current and future skills gaps. 
The MK:U Professional Skills Framework prioritises personal development, business awareness and working effectively. To complete their courses, students produce a substantial project combining the technical and professional skills they learn. 
Hands-on experience includes projects, site visits, case studies and simulations to promote collaboration and communication. 

Sustainability priorities 

Schneider has a good track record in sustainability. For example, the company recently launched a new framework to help companies understand the full environmental impact of their data centres. They have created a free tool to help calculate the complete CO2 trade off throughout a data centre’s lifecycle. It allows them to measure their total carbon footprint, including outsourced IT services. It takes a data-driven approach to helping data centre operators identify and categorise emissions. They can include everything from operations to their supply chain to help prioritise actions to reduce carbon emissions. 
The whole team at MSE believes in staying up to date with the latest skills and training needed to meet our customers’ needs. We look forward to seeing what this new partnership at MK:U achieves. 
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