With the UK government having extended its Apprenticeship initiative until March 2014, InfoComm International is taking the opportunity to make apprenticeships the main topic of two forthcoming Roundtable events.
The Roundtables, at Leeds Metropolitan University on Tuesday 19 March and at London’s QEII Conference Centre on Thursday 21 March, will both feature a Keynote presentation titled ‘Apprenticeships in the UK – What You Need to Know’ from Gary Chapman of the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS).
Chris Lavelle, InfoComm’s regional director for the UK and Ireland, commented, “The NAS is looking at ways of targeting SMEs in a very focused way, and has chosen InfoComm to be the second trade association in a pilot scheme whereby the Service uses information from association members to to help map apprentice frameworks and providers that makes sense for our industry.
“This is a great opportunity for the AV business, because although some of our members have already made use of the Apprenticeship initiative, it can be a challenge to find providers who offer a suitable framework for AV.
“The NAS is now committed to reaching out to InfoComm members with the aim of getting feedback on how to take this approach forward, so we are delighted that Gary will be joining us to explain how the new scheme will work.”
This will be followed by a Roundtable discussion, and both events will conclude with a Networking Reception so that attendees can get the chance to know each other better in a more informal setting.