Thu, 12 April, 2018
Providing opportunities to young people considering a career in engineering has always been fundamental to the work of The Welding Institute. As an active contributor to the Government's T Level development project for the next generation of qualifications for young people, the Institute is delighted to see this work moving forward through a recent announcement from the Department of Education.
The Government has recently published information for education providers on the T Levels, new two-year technical study programmes, including a qualification, to provide a vocational education route into employment or further and higher education.
Chris Eady, Associate Director for Professional Affairs at The Welding Institute said, “I am delighted to be contributing to the Manufacturing and Process T Level Panel. Welding is an essential cross-sector engineering process, supporting the whole life-cycle of engineered products from manufacture, through repair and renewal, to disposal. Welding technology is also at the heart of innovative Additive Manufacturing processes for the factories of the future, and it is important that the T Level qualification provides the knowledge and understanding that our future welding engineers, welding technologists and welding technicians require.”
You can find out more about the new T Levels on the Department of Education website.