Engineering course boosts skills for industry

Engineering course boosts skills for industry

Tameside College launches new short course to kick start careers in engineering and fabrication.

The new 17 week course sees students learning in the college’s state-of-the-art advanced technologies centre, learning basic engineering skills such as: welding, bench fitting, sheet metal work, using a lathe and health and safety.

The qualification provides students with an introduction to the industry, allowing them to progress to further studies or an apprenticeship once completed.

Demand from the industry to fill skills gaps have grown in recent years, with 71% of employers reporting a lack of necessary employees, according to The Institute of Engineering and Technology.

Nasir Javaid, engineering student at Tameside College, said: “This is a great course. I learnt a lot of very useful fundamental skills. My teacher was great and the facilities are excellent. I would definitely recommend this to someone looking to get into the industry.”

To find out more and apply for engineering courses or any other short course this September visit the college website and see the adult guide for 2022.

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