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Training Engineers for the Future

May 10 2010

Left to right Engineering tutor Richard Williams; Hilary Jakovlevs, Director of Performance and Standards, Brenda Cook Head of Centre for Engineering and Construction, Steven Gasser IMechE Senior Business Development Manager and Carl Timmins Curriculum Manager for Engineering.The commitment to the training and development of professional Engineering Technicians (EngTech) at Dudley College has been endorsed by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) one of the world's leading Professional bodies.

Working with the college, the Institution has assessed and approved the Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeship and confirmed that the quality and content of the programme meets the requirements for Engineering Technician (EngTech) registration. Engineering Technicians are recognised by the Institution and the Engineering profession as competent individuals concerned with applying proven techniques and procedures to the solution of practical engineering problems.

The IMechE underpins industry with a supply of high quality apprentices from approved colleges or training providers or graduates from accredited universities. The Institution has 89,000 Members in 120 countries across the world and with almost 7000 Members in the West Midlands alone it proved that Engineering is alive and well.

Mr Carl Timmins, Curriculum Manager for Engineering at Dudley College said, "The approval of the college's training scheme underlines Dudley College's recognition of the vital contribution made by engineers to the Region's future prosperity. The scheme we have in place and partnership with the IMechE and local employers ensures that our Technicians become well rounded individuals who can deal with a variety of complex issues".

IMechE Senior Business Development Manager, Steven Gasser said, "Dudley College and the IMechE have a very productive working relationship: the approval of their training scheme indicates the importance that the organisation places on the development of young engineers."