LONDON Electronics Yorkshire’s has introduced a Vipex Vector demonstration vehicle which will be used to provide industry-specific training at the premises of electronics companies across Yorkshire and the Humber.
The vehicle, which has taken over three months to build, includes the latest in electronics training equipment and can cater for workshop groups of up to ten people and seminars of up to twenty.
Companies will have access to the majority of Electronics Yorkshire’s training courses currently available, including the joint TWI ‘Environmental Awareness for Electronics’ programme of lead-free workshops and hands-on soldering training.
Electronics Yorkshire also plans to use the vehicle to stimulate interest in electronics from an early age. Their new ‘Educational Outreach’ programme will involve visiting schools, FE and HE establishments across the region, promoting awareness in electronics and helping to ensure the future for the industry within the region.
Peter Burnley, Training and Technology Centre Manager at Electronics Yorkshire said: “We are delighted to be able to give the region’s electronics companies even greater access to training and development. We realise that it is not always easy or practical to send employees on training courses to either our Leeds or Sheffield centres, so the new mobile training unit provides us with a simple solution, by taking training direct to them.
Harry Gration (right) of BBC Look North, in the new mobile training unit with Peter Burnley, Training and Technology Centre manager.