A YOUNG entrepreneur is launching an Engineering Academy to help businesses and individuals develop their skills by solving real-life industry challenges.
Clyne Albertelli, 25, who launched his own start-up Co-Lab Engineering in June, is setting up an Engineering Academy, bringing together large industry organisations, Challenge Owners, Academia and SMEs to deliver rapid solutions to industry problems.
Clyne said: “The Engineering Academy is designed to rapidly solve engineering challenges, develop participants professionally and allow SMEs to grow their offering by solving a live industry challenge in just six weeks.
“There are two objectives for the team and the individuals. Firstly, develop technical problem-solving skills by employing project management, creative thinking, rapid prototyping and iterative design skills.
“Secondly, cultivating the soft skills required to become well-rounded, including leadership, collaboration and entrepreneurialism.
“In my experience of delivering solutions within the highly-regulated nuclear industry, bringing people together to collaborate and encouraging diversity of thinking is the most effective way of generating ideas and providing solutions.
“By solving problems in this way, you achieve the best value for the challenge owner, the best opportunity for SMEs to achieve growth through collaboration, and the best outcome for the individual who is developing their skills.”
It is open to large organisations who service multiple sectors, including Oil & Gas, Nuclear, Chemical, Manufacturing, Renewables and other regulated industries; SMEs with technical backgrounds including design, manufacturing, certification, testing, problem solving and project management experience; and for individuals from industry, academia, apprenticeships or T-Levels from a STEM, project, or technical profession.
As well as achieving the solution, the programme is designed to develop:
• technical skills required to approach challenges in a structured but rapid, ‘sprint’ style approach.
• innovative ideas to challenges which have the potential to stimulate growth, new businesses and entrepreneurialism.
• soft skills of the individuals to create innovative, well- rounded leaders and collaborators.
Clyne, who lives in Lowca, Cumbria, started his career as an electrical and instrumentation apprentice for Babcock, moved to Cavendish Nuclear as an instrument mechanic, and joined Sellafield Ltd as a System Engineer. He then joined the Engineering portfolio management team and more recently worked as Solutions manager before setting up Co-Lab Engineering in June 2022.
Positions are available to book now for the Academy’s first six week sprint project due to start in October.