Training 2000 has received an innovation award from TVET (Technical & Vocational Education & Training), an organisation dedicated to exporting the capabilities of the technical and vocational education sector.
Working in partnership with Prospects College and West Anglia Training Association (WATA) and trading as GTA UK, the training providers submitted a proposal of establishing a technical college in the Middle East and were invited, as bidders into the Colleges of Excellence tender submission, to participate in the TVET Saudi Arabia Excellence Lab in Jeddah on 7-8 October 2013.
Recognised for their desire to deliver innovative training solutions and products to overseas markets through a ‘learning company’, a business run by apprentices and learners, GTA UK beat off tough competition from 17 global training providers from countries including Australia, Singapore, America and the UK to win the accolade.
The idea was based upon the creation of learning companies and franchising the colleges of excellence brand as a mark of distinction/differentiation.
Steve Gray, who accepted the award with Nigel Donohue from WATA, said: “I am delighted that our concept has been recognised with an innovation award.
“By working in partnership with WATA and Prospects College we have devised a comprehensive plan of how technical training can be delivered in Saudi Arabia and are thrilled that TVET is bringing the global training industry together to encourage sharing of expertise and skills development across the world.”