GTA Members Day

The next Members Day is set to take place on 9 April 2014 10.00am to 3.30pm at Aston UTC, Members will receive a more detailed agenda and address details soon. We have a packed agenda and as you’ll see in this month’s newsletter lots of new members to welcome. We have also already confirmed a few core items from last month’s newsletter:

Following our participation in the Trailblazer groups for Aerospace and Automotive, I’m delighted to report the chairs from each group are attending Members Day. Richard Hamer, BAE Systems and Ian Eva, JLR are also providing an input on developments to date. So if you want to know about; grading, phases in the programme and end assessment, make sure that you have registered to attend.

I’m delighted to welcome Craig Crowther, who was a key contributor to our success in securing resources in the Skills Infrastructure and Capital Fund for 6 GTA England members (the only “private” organisations successful in the round). Content will include an evaluation of the capital round, lessons learned and next steps for GTA’s.

For those GTAs interested in receiving the free Autodesk software package (value at £50k), there is a requirement to support the F1 in Schools programme in your local schools – a genuine win:win scenario as the programme is very popular and will assist in your 14-16 recruitment activities. Help is on hand from Andrew Denford, F1 in Schools founder and GTA England Board member. Andrew will be presenting the programme and will hopefully be able to show you one of the models in action.

Both Prospects and MGTS, fresh from their inspections, will be disseminating their experiences which include a keen focus on English and Maths delivery. Additionally we are lucky enough to have a practicing OFSTED Inspector to input on the topic, and better still Trevor Alley is also the CEO of South West Durham Training. The focus on English and Maths is believed to have even more prominent importance. Get your thinking caps on for volunteering to participate in a working group on this.

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