In-Comm host Parliamentary Candidate during National Apprenticeship Week

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With National Apprenticeship Week beginning on March 9th, a training provider in Aldridge is creating a legacy for companies across the region by giving young people the skills to become engineers for life.

In-Comm Training and Business Services take great pride in their record of achievement over the past 30 years and this has also been recognised by their peers.

At the end of last year two of their apprentices Josh Watson, an apprentice toolmaker from Faurecia in Lichfield and Sam Parkes, an apprentice CNC programmer from Neida Products in Stoke teamed up to scoop the Young Inventor award at the Made in the Midlands ceremony.

Together they presented the panel with an impressive interlocking tool divider and they impressed a high calibre judging panel with an overall project score of 56 out of 70 marked on Design, Originality, Planning, Research, Functionality and Success.

In-Comm’s Operations Director Gareth Jones said: “We produce lifelong Engineers ensuring they have the necessary foundations to enable them to pursue any pathway within the sector. As part of our training programme we ensure learners know and understand the stages of product development and are taught the different materials and manufacturing processes. 

“Our guidance allowed Josh and Sam to get from concept to prototype with their invention. The Young Inventor Award also reinforced that presentation and communication skills are vital in the workplace.”

During NAW In-Comm have secured a meeting with Wendy Morton the Conservative prospective parliamentary candidate for Aldridge and Brownhills to discuss the future of apprenticeships.

Gareth added: “This has become a hot issue in the run-up to the election, but the fact is that it has always been important if we are to sustain a skilled and successful base in the heartland of British manufacturing.”

To find out how your company can benefit from In-Comm’s services visit www.in-comm.co.uk or call 01922 457686.

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