On Tuesday 10th October, East Coast Manufacturing Group celebrated the completion of their first engineering bootcamp at East Coast College Skills Academy. The event aimed to recognise the hard work and contributions of the participating employers and also to celebrate the success of the students who participated.
East Coast Manufacturing Group rallied together 20+ local employers in the engineering and manufacturing sector, mapped the skills gaps and created a syllabus to bridge the gaps and provide a platform to introduce students to subject areas including welding, fabrication, drawing, machining, robotics and health and safety within various industry sectors including offshore, nuclear, marine and engineering.
The engineering bootcamp was a resounding success and the next skills bootcamp is already planned for January 2024 and will continue to deliver knowledge, skills and experience.
ASAMS business development manager, Jamie Podgers attended the event and said “It is crucial to recognise the skills gaps and address these to enable organisations to capitalise on the increasing exciting opportunities in the sector leading on to more skilled careers in the local economy”.
The event was attended by representatives from industry, support services, East Coast College and Local MP Peter Aldous.