ECA backs Parliamentary apprenticeships report

A new parliamentary committee report on skills, which urges the Government to ‘prioritise’ getting young people to take up apprenticeships in industry sectors with skills shortages, such as electrotechnical, has been backed by the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA). According to a recent ECA survey, almost half of electrotechnical businesses (47 per cent) expect to face…

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£4m expansion programme begins at Advanced Engineering Centre

Work has begun on a £4 million extension at City of Bristol College’s Advanced Engineering Centre (AEC) in Parkway. Funded by the West of England LEP, the state-of-the-art new building is expected to open this autumn and will provide workshops, laboratories, computer aided simulation rigs and testing/diagnostic equipment, giving students and apprentices access to the latest…

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Power Players 2017

Power Players is a new initiative which aims to identify and promote some of the leading professionals across the building services engineering sector, by providing a platform to showcase innovation, excellence and success. Power Players is being run in England, Wales and Northern Ireland by the ECA, alongside partners All Things Media and the Electrical…

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Skills programme to retrain veterans in construction starts in Durham

The Combat to Construction project, a skills programme aimed at retraining veterans in trades such as bricklaying and carpentry, starts in the north east A skills programme aimed bringing former military personnel into the construction industry has begun, with the first veterans starting work. The Combat to Construction project is a national programme that aims…

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