Knowsley Community College Hosts Manufacturing Network Event
November 24, 2015
Local manufacturing businesses gathered at Knowsley Community College this month to discuss the future of sector training needs.
Taking place at KCC’s Institute of Advanced Manufacturing and Technology, the Chamber of Commerce event kicked off with a welcome from Principal Anne Pryer who explained the importance of the College working with local businesses;
‘We work closely with employers from all industries to provide a skilled workforce, however it is imperative that this process is a continuous one.
The Principal continued; ‘Markets as well as business needs are always going to evolve, and we want to ensure that our expert training and facilities are suitable for the sector’s growing requirements.’
Lesley Martin-Wright, CEO of Knowsley Chamber of Commerce said “We were delighted to see so many companies from our Manufacturing Network at this event. Manufacturing is key to a strong UK economy; as a country helping manufacturing thrive is one of the best investments we can make.
Lesley added “The sector here in Knowsley provides highly skilled and well paid jobs, it was therefore important that businesses have the opportunity to take part in informal discussions and give feedback on the College’s investment proposals, curriculum development and employment readiness”.
The event also included a tour of the College’s different workshops, including electrical installation and mechanical engineering, shortly followed by the main discussion surrounding training and equipment needs in the industry.
Knowsley Community College has also recently announced that they will be developing a new Logistics Academy along with St Helens College. The Academy will change the face of provision for businesses and employers, providing a one stop shop for transport, distribution and supply chain management.