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Engineering partnership tackles training needs

Date 2 Apr 2007
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The Tees Valley Engineering Partnership (TVEP) has joined forces with the University of Teesside’s School of Science and Technology to help employers combat a lack of training in essential 3-D design. Research commissioned by the TVEP in late 2001 identified a strong need for professional 3-D design training.

Close links between the TVEP and the Teesside Manufacturing Centre (TMC), part of the University of Teesside’s School of Science and Technology, led to collaborative discussions about how to tackle the problem and ensure the region’s engineers were once again at the top of the game. The university have now developed an accredited 3D-design course as part of their HILT (High Level Training for Engineers) programme.

Leading to a UCPD (University Certificate in Professional Development), the new course is designed specifically with the employer's needs in mind, with all training delivered outside standard working hours to minimise disruption. Candidates on the course also receive sponsorship from the Learning and Skills Council (LSC), with the training being heavily subsidised.

Malcolm Potter, Manager of the Tees Valley Engineering Partnership, said: "The future success of the Tees Valley engineering industry depends a great deal on the collaborative partnerships of relevant organisations, public bodies and training providers. The TVEP was established in part, to help facilitate these relationships and ensure they work towards the greater good of the industry’s future. The Process Plant Modelling Course is a prime example of the successful synergy that can arise when academia and industry work together, with TVEP acting as a catalyst for such collaboration."

For more information about this training, contact Darryl Okey of TMC (Teesside Manufacturing Centre) on 01642 342481 or email D.Okey. For information about the TVEP (Tees Valley Engineering Partnership), contact Seline Shaw via seline.

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