C&W Skills 4 Growth Programme working with the C&W Aerospace Forum

Posted on Thu, 20 Sep 2018 in: All

The Skills 4 Growth (S4G) Project is delighted to have supported Arrowsmith Engineering, amongst other local companies, through the Coventry and Warwickshire Aerospace Forum (CWAF) to deliver Skills Training for employees.

Jason Aldridge is the Managing Director at Arrowsmith and Chairman of CWAF - a group of world class manufacturing and engineering businesses working together and collaboratively sharing best practice whilst focusing on the changing demands of the sector.

QUOTE “Arrowsmith have worked with Skills4Growth for many years and we are always pleased with the results and service.  S4G continue to be an asset for the Coventry and Warwickshire region” Jason Aldridge

Following Jason reporting on the S4G Project at a recent CWAF meeting, members pooled together resources to offer their employees accredited Safe Moving & Handling Training.   The Training will run 1 or 2 days a month and will be hosted, in turn, at CWAF members company premises.   The first two training session took place on 21st June 2018 and 22nd June 2018 at Arrowsmith premises and with employees from Harris RCS, ANT Industries and Arrowsmith.   In total 10 employees attended training over the two days.

Training your staff to handle objects and people safely can reduce the risk of injury for your employees and keep your company's costs down in the long run.  The Manual Handling Operations Regulations place a duty on every employer to reduce the potential injury from manual handling operations.

S4G arranged for the Safe Moving and Handling Training to take place with Work-safe Health & Safety Training who is a contracted S4G Delivery Partner.

As a training provider and a delivery partner for the S4G project it is rewarding to supply vocational training and support small to medium size businesses locally. Working with the CWAF, it has been encouraging to see the local collaboration of small businesses and their commitment to the development of their employees. Also, the drive and enthusiasm of the Chairman in support of this and future training. The S4G project is a valuable resource to all small to medium businesses helping develop and improve the local economy. The project team are fully supportive and offer long term guidance.

S4G supports Coventry and Warwickshire based Small to Medium Enterprises in Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering or Service Sector Industries including Health and Social Care.  The project works with the company to identify and address skills gaps in order to grow and achieve the business plan through training that leads to accredited qualifications. 50% of agreed training costs may be funded by S4G.

The project is partly funded by the European Social Fund and receives further funding from Coventry City Council and Warwickshire County Council

To find out more and see if you can benefit from support please contact: -

Skills 4 Growth

02477 719782

07973260583

anne-marie.tranter@coventry.gov.uk

www.coventry.gov.uk/skills4growth

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