Weldability opens new training facility at Hull College

weldThe welding products supplier, Weldability-Sif has announced the official opening of a foundation level welder training facility at Hull College as part of its strategy to encourage the development of new welder training facilities across the UK.

The welding training suite with fully equipped welding bays, eLearning studio and new virtual reality welding hub was opened by Adrian Hawkins, a director and trustee of Weldability-Sif ‘s charity foundation, and the head of Hull College’s engineering school David Haycock.

Hull is now one of 16 colleges that have already agreed to provide training facilities funded by the charity, which will be funding welder training facilities at colleges over the next five years.

The welder training centres will provide trainee welders with the opportunity to progress from the foundation level through to a passport to practice welding internationally, leading in turn towards higher welding industry qualifications including to the Welding Institute, International Welding Diploma level.

Copyright Ken Hurst 2013


About Ken Hurst

Ken Hurst began his career as a journalist in London over 30 years ago, working on a range of publications before moving on to weekly newspaper production in the newly-independent Zambia of the 1970s. He returned to the UK where his work included spells on newspapers and magazines, before moving to head up Norwich Union’s corporate affairs division. In the 1990s he moved on to freelance, co-own and publish the B2B audio magazine Sound and front the BBC radio Yesterday’s Papers programme. There followed six years as Business Editor at Britain’s biggest selling regional daily newspaper, The Eastern Daily Press, where he led an award-winning team and for whom he still writes a weekly socio/political comment column. Subsequently, he was Group Editorial Director at CBM, responsible for its UK and US magazine output – including The Manufacturer magazine – research-driven industry reports and live events content. Currently he is Contributing Editor at Works Management magazine publisher Findlay Media and Chairman of the consumer publishing house TNT Multimedia Ltd. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and of the British Association of Communicators in Business.
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