Today the British inventor James Dyson announced his plans to open a new engineering college in the UK.
He said that it will be called the Dyson Institute of Technology, revealing that it will be opened in the fall of 2017 at the company’s headquarters in Whiltshire, England.
Dyson will be offering 25 students a four-year engineering degree every year, for free.
These degrees will be accredited by the University of Warwick, but will come with no fees, instead, they will come with a salary up to £16,000, and as part of it, these students will work alongside Dyson engineers four days per week, with the fifth day spent in a classroom.
This all comes as part of Dyson’s £250 million investment into plans to double their engineers from 3,000 to 6,000 by 2020.
James Dyson said the following about the plan:
“The UK’s skills shortage is holding Dyson back as we look to increase the amount of technology we develop and export from the UK, we are taking matters into our own hands. The new degree course offers academic theory, a real-world job and salary, and access to experts in their field.”
It’s an interesting idea and it will definitely set Dyson apart from the rest, proving confidence in the UK, despite Brexit.
In fact, James Dyson was one of many businessmen to support Brexit, stating that it would allow the company to negotiate their own trade deals with countries around the world.