The MedForm Skillcentre will offer recognised engineering qualifications and training - specially tailored to meet industry needs - for up to 1,000 people a year.
The Skillcentre has been set up by Birmingham-based industry training provider Benchmarks TAU, with a brief to focus primarily on the needs of the West Midlands.
MetForm Skillcentre is designed to support manufacturing industries by working with companies and training colleges to bridge skills gaps,' said Benchmarks chairman Nigel Taylor.
Over the coming months, the Skillcentre will address skills shortages in press working, hydraulics and pneumatics, machine maintenance, tool working and spring making - all industries associated with the halcyondays of Midlands manufacturing.
The MetForm Skillcentre will also be the first training centre in the country that can train people to use Simco wire forming machines - something previously only offered in France, Germany and the US, according to Mr Taylor.