CATCH Skills are delighted to announce they will now be delivering open training courses in the West Yorkshire region. The move comes as part of the Reach Higher project is managed by the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges and funded by the European Social Fund. CATCH Skills already deliver a number of their courses on clients site as bespoke training packages but this move will allow companies who don’t have large numbers of delegates to be trained, or those who cant release a large amount to attend one session, to book them on to separate dates for courses spread over the next few months. Starting in May, ECITB Mechanical Joint Integrity, Safe Systems of Work and Loss of Containment training will be offered using Kirklees College as the venue.
Head of CATCH Skills James McIntosh said “ This move is the next step in the CATCH Skills growth plan and illustrates the demand from our members and the wider chemical sector in the Leeds City Region to develop a strong chemical and engineering based skills offer. We are excited to work with employers to assist with the skills and competency requirements. The decision to move into the Leeds City Region has come through the CATCH Yorkshire Skills & Competency Network identifying specific courses they would like to see offered in the area that we are already offering in the Humber region and on client site. Hopefully this will just be the start for CATCH Skills in the Leeds City Region as we start to engage with more employers to widen the offer to suit the needs of their businesses.”
**Your business will need to be based in the Leeds City Region to be eligible for discount.**
Please see the course dates scheduled below to take place at Kirklees College:
Mechanical Joint Integrity
Safe Systems of Work
Loss of Containment
CATCH Skills are also running courses at the CATCH facility on the below dates:
Introduction to Plant Process Operations
ECITB Small Bore Tubing
If you require any additional information or would like to book a place, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 01469 552828
On 18th March 2019 CATCH Skills, hosted 200 Leeds University Chemical Engineering students for 5 days to take part in the ‘CATCH Experience’ programme. The students, who were in their 2nd year of their degree programme, benefited from invaluable practical hands on experience, which demonstrated how their skills would be used in the workplace in a few years time. The training included, familiarisation with the process plant, simulator, control room and mechanical workshop.
Practical “real world” experience in a degree programme is very difficult to achieve yet is valued as extremely important by employers. The CATCH Experience Programme allows students to apply and transfer their Chemical Engineering theoretical studies into practical scenarios, within a safe and controlled environment.
Students who attended the programme said “This programme will benefit us throughout our degree and in the future when we are applying for roles in Industry. We are now able to understand how chemical engineering in is put into practice, and particularly the process system’ module was extremely beneficial”
They continued, “The activities allowed us to see how our course theory can be applied in industry, in addition the heavy focus on health and safety was fantastic”.
James McIntosh, Head of CATCH Skills added: “The University of Leeds project really showcases the variety that the CATCH site has to offer. To facilitate over 200 students in a week doing a range of Process and Mechanical activities is no mean feat and the fact that the students give such excellent feedback means that the project certainly adds value to their Chemical Engineering degree programme. The University have already booked for next year’s programme and we look forward to working with them to ensure it has a similar impact on the students who visit.”
Jess Bocock, Marketing and Course Coordinator, CATCH Skills concluded: “Any education provider can use CATCH as an opportunity to portray the characterises of working on a real industrial site. Leeds University, through this approach, sends their Year 2 Chemical Engineering degree students each year, which not only prepares them for work, but also for their final year project – the programme really helps them in achieving this”.
CATCH Skills approach to industry training is unique. Their Industry led, world class facilities hosts partnerships with multiple training providers including further education colleges and private organisations who are recognised as leaders in their field. Working closely with companies to generate programmes that offers solutions and cater for their training needs.
Based in Stallingborough, CATCH is an industry led partnership supporting the process, energy, engineering and renewable industries in Yorkshire and Humber. Catering for adult and student learning. If you would like to find out more details, please call 01469 552828 or email email@example.com.
CATCH Skills can now offer Nitrogen Purging training!
This course is aimed at people carrying out Nitrogen purging of pipelines and / or vessels in a production environment.
By the end of the course, the attendee will be able to understand the basic principles and techniques employed to, safely assess, plan, prepare and carry out a purge of vessels and pipework within their specific work environment.
To book or find out further information and what the course includes please click the link below: