Friday, June 3, 2011

News: Engineering for all at Brinsworth Training


As South Yorkshire's leading engineering and manufacturing training provider, Brinsworth Training is working with local companies to train the workforce of tomorrow. Now further work is being done to address the fact that participation from BAME (Black, Asian, Ethnic, Minority) learners in apprenticeships for engineering and manufacturing technologies has shown a decline over the last five years.

Amar Saleem, business development executive at Sheffield Chamber, recently visited Brinsworth Training centre at Templeborough to advise how to engage BAME learners more effectively and take advantage of this growth in a priority sector for the region.

Paul Reeves, business development director at Brinsworth Training said: "As an example, India as a country for engineering is developing industrially and technically, consequently the requirement for skilled professionals is also increasing. Many engineering colleges have opened to meet the rising demands of the industry."

In India, engineering is one of the most sought after career options that pave the way for a brighter future, yet Brinsworth Training report that currently only 4% of their learner numbers come from a BAME background. South Yorkshire is home to some of our largest engineering companies that are Indian owned such as Tata Steel and DavyMarkham yet the impact on the local BAME community is marginal.

Amar said: "We have to exploit this opportunity to get our BAME students placed in companies by equipping them to meet the expectation of the industry. We have to bring in more learners from all backgrounds and nationalities. Companies are looking for young and talented professionals to strengthen their presence in the highly competitive corporate world of engineering."

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