More Positive Feedback for AMAC in 2017

There has been more positive feedback for the Advanced Manufacturing and Automation Centre (AMAC) from the first courses of 2017 – as the pioneering £1.2m centre goes from strength to strength.

Learners have taken part in a range of the courses offered at the pioneering centre, based at Training 2000’s Blackburn offices on Harwood Street.

This is the latest really positive feedback that the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership supported centre, which comprises the latest in engineering and manufacturing technologies, has received since officially opening in September 2016.

2017 will also see the AMAC host its first evening courses, which offer an affordable way for engineering & manufacturing professionals or those with a keen interest looking to move into the industry, a flexible way to gain new skills.

If you want to learn more about the variety of courses on offer at the AMAC, click here or email us [email protected] and call 01254 54659.

Training 2000 Congratulated on 5th Place World Skills Finish

Training 2000 have been congratulated on the fantastic 5th place overall finish during the World Skills UK 2016 competition – as the highest placed independent training provider which took part.

With learners receiving medals across a varied range of engineering disciplines, World Skills UK Chief Executive Dr Nick Bentley wrote to congratulate CEO Steve Gray on the success Training 2000 had at the national competition, held in Birmingham late last year.

Training 2000 learners went head to head with strong competition from fellow talented apprentices and were watched by 80,000 visitors over three days during the November World Skills UK show.

This followed on from regional competitions where apprentices showcased their technical and employability skills before being shortlisted to take part in the coveted UK finals at the Birmingham NEC

Training 2000 CEO Steve Gray said:

“Finishing 5th place overall at a competition which is recognised as a key event in the calendar by training providers, employers and learners alike is a fantastic achievement for us – and is testament to the high quality, skilled training that we offer to every young person that walks through our doors.

We’re looking forward to defending our position as the highest placed independent training provider later on in the year!”

Training 2000 are hosting several open evenings in February – click here to find out more and save the date!

It’s For a Wheely Good Cause!

Seven brave Training 2000 staff members are getting ‘on their bike’ for charity in 2017, taking on the massive cycling challenge and pedalling from Lands’ End to John O’Groats.

The team will brave the trip of approximately 962 miles in August to raise funds for Derian House after staff from across the business voted to support the Chorley-based children’s hospice throughout the year.

Covering more than twelve counties, the ten day ride is one of the most challenging that a cyclist can take on.

The team, including Chief Executive Steve Gray, will be keeping a diary of their progress as their training schedule really steps up a gear and also keeping a video diary on the challenge itself.

Team leader Martin Callagher said:

“We wanted to take on a challenge which would have the potential to raise a large amount of money towards the vital work done by everyone at Derian House.

“Training 2000 has always played a big part in raising money towards good causes in the community and everyone on the team has already started training and we are all really excited to take on the challenge and raise lots of money for a fantastic cause”.

We will be publicising the various ways you can donate and get involved soon!

Staff Provide Festive Cheer For Those in Need

Training 2000 staff were busy in the run up to Christmas with dozens of people getting involved to raise some festive cheer for those in need.

Collections for Blackburn Foodbank throughout December saw staff provide vital food and other supplies.

Also, a ‘Christmas Kitchen’ was held which offered the opportunity for those who may be going hungry to come into the warmth of Orlandos Restaurant and have a full Christmas Dinner.

17 members of staff donated their time, and food was also gratefully received by residents at the James Street community centre who sat down to Christmas dinner after several meals were delivered to the site in Darwen.