This website uses cookies primarily for visitor analytics. Certain pages will ask you to fill in contact details to receive additional information. On these pages you have the option of having the site log your details for future visits. Indicating you want the site to remember your details will place a cookie on your device. To view our full cookie policy, please click here. You can also view it at any time by going to our Contact Us page.

Skills minister backs ECA efforts to encourage young engineers

18 October 2016

Welsh Minister for Skills and Science Julie James AM has supported the efforts of the Electrical Contractors Association (ECA) to encourage more young people people into a career in engineering.

While visiting the Skills Cymru exhibition in Cardiff, Minister James said she was "delighted to see how busy the ECA activities stand had been and the association's positive involvement in the event".

The association exhibited alongside other organisations including the Building and Engineering Services Association, JTL, the JIB and four manufacturers.

It is working with the Welsh government to help ensure a robust and effective apprenticeship funding regime is established to encourage more engineering firms to hire young people.

ECA president David Kieft, head of education and training Carolyn Mason, South Wales regional manager Michelle Davies and 2015 ECA Edmundson Apprentice of the Year Michael O'Donovan were at the event.

Ms Davies said this was the first year the ECA had been involved with the Skills Cymru event, generating a "fantastic" response.

"We chatted with both teachers and students to better explain the apprenticeship process and it was such a success that we hope to come again next year," she said.


Print this page | E-mail this page

MOST VIEWED...


Article image PFM Awards 2017 finalists announced

Successful entries selected for inclusion in the list of finalists for the PFM Awards 2017 have been announced.Full Story...

Article image PFM Awards 2017 categories announced

Categories for the PFM Awards 2017 have been finalised, with two new awards added this year.Full Story...

PFM Awards 2017 will take place in three weeks

Outsourced services blamed for prison issues

Launch of Young Leader Award 2017 announced

http://www.fsi.co.ukhttps://www.icscoolenergy.com/energy-efficient-boiler-hire