Course engineered for practical success

Kenny MacInnes FVC's Head of Applied Science, Maths & Mechanical Engineering (far left) gave the event attendees a tour of the engineering workshops at the Falkirk Campus
Kenny MacInnes FVC's Head of Applied Science, Maths & Mechanical Engineering (far left) gave the event attendees a tour of the engineering workshops at the Falkirk Campus

A new engineering apprenticeship has been launched at Forth Valley College and showcased to potential employers.

Around 20 owners of local engineering firms attended an event to introduce Forth Valley College’s updated Modern Apprenticeship (MA) in Engineering.

The college says the updated MA will mean apprentices can be skilled and qualified quicker, making it more cost effective for employers.

It also includes more vocational training to ensure apprentices have enhanced practical skills by the end of their apprenticeships.

Forth Valley College Principal, Dr Ken Thomson, said: “It was great to see so many representatives from Forth Valley’s engineering sector attending this event. Here at Forth Valley College we pride ourselves on offering Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) expertise and facilities that are second to none in Scotland.

“We are confident that events like this one, to showcase the updated MA in Engineering model, will allow our business partners who send their apprentices to us to feel confident they will receive the best industry training possible.”

Thomas Lapsley, from Lamond and Murray Ltd said: “We were really impressed with the kit and resources available at the college and it was beneficial to see the learning environments. Forth Valley College are excellent at keeping us informed of our apprentice’s progress and providing assurance at key milestones.”