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the last article we did about the Guild of Master Craftsmen, telling
us all about the new quality mark, we
were invited to the new window of opportunity for students who want to
enter the Glass Fabrication, Window and Door
Industry. In Ormskirk, we had the privilege to be invited
to the launch of a new scheme that sees a company called The Essential
Support Team Ltd., which has been training new and
enthusiastic people for
the last two years in the window industry, running a new course
dedicated to the improvement of Glass Fabrication, Window and Door
Unlike other NVQ’s, the one they offer
means students are not required to go to college in order to train. There are no specific GCSE grades required, it’s all hands on!
TEST have more than 80 years combined experience
and are currently involved in assessing over 350 NVQ candidates who are based both locally and nationally.
The work is extremely varied. One minute, as an installer, the student
may be in a town center, creating a shop front, the next, on a building site or in the workshop operating machinery and constructing glazing units or conservatories. The NVQs and SVQs
TEST provide are linked to all the workplace activities providing
students with news ready! a ‘route to competence’ in all aspects
TEST works with many various employers, the majority of whom are based in the North of England, but also have supported companies as far as Scotland and Kent.
TEST has gained approved status both as a specialist Training Provider and Centre, offering a wide range of NVQs/SVQs and specific training courses.
The introduction of the Charter Mark means TEST can act to deliver
higher quality students to the industry. More
to come next week.
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