Time to train

Training in the Yorkshire and Humber region has received a boost thanks to an Enhancement Fund created by Yorkshire Forward and the Learning and Skills Council and delivered by Electronics Yorkshire. The resource will help local companies improve their productivity at a time when spending is probably under review. Enhanced funding adds to the governments Train to Gain programme with the aim of supporting businesses in need of customised, short or niche training where there is not sufficient demand to run a larger course.

A number of electronics companies have benefited already from the sixty per cent discount off the cost of Electronics Yorkshire courses. Amongst these is SR Drives Manufacturing, which had employees trained on cable loom assembly. Electronics Yorkshire delivered the course over four days at its training centre in Leeds, although companies can have a tutor at their own facilities or have training delivered via Electronics Yorkshires mobile training unit.

Training and technology manager at Electronics Yorkshire, Peter Burnley, said: Given the current economic situation, the enhanced training fund has come at an ideal time. This is clearly a cost effective way for electronics companies to keep ahead of the game.