Project Update – Vanti

Students on the DI Skills Programme at Solihull College and University Centre have been getting stuck into their employer projects this term!

Arya, Asmaa, Mubarik, Zynap, Ewura, and Azan have been working on a market research project with Vanti, which is centred around smart buildings of the future.

We spoke to our delivery team, Harry and Pete, to find out how they’ve been getting on…

So, how has the team progressed since the launch earlier this term?

So far the project team have conducted thorough design thinking and research into the project set by Vanti.

After developing user stories and stepping into the shoes of their potential clients, the team then researched the market and planned for trial periods of Vanti’s new product which they are currently developing and hope to utilise in smart buildings.  

Tom Silk, Communications Manager at Vanti, has worked closely with the team this term and said:

“I’ve been really impressed by the group’s attitude and how they have increased their knowledge week by week. They have made great progress and the information they have gathered will be extremely useful for our business.”

Have there been any hurdles to overcome?

After some initial issues with the team’s presentation skills and overall confidence, they have completed their training modules which cover skills such as communication, presentations, and networking.

Since then they improved drastically – leaving the employer, the DI team and their Head of School at Solihull College thoroughly impressed in their most recent presentation!

Top 3 achievements from the team this term?

  • The team have been engaging consistently and effectively with their employer throughout the project.
  • All parties have effectively engaged in networking events and improved their confidence.
  • Together the team conducted an interview with the facilities managers at Innovation Birmingham in order to better understand their project subject matter.

Well done!

Great job team – you have smashed it so far! We can’t wait to see what you achieve in the new year…

More updates to follow…

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