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Six months of exceptional growth for the CNC training academy
Six months of exceptional growth for the CNC training academy

Six months of exceptional growth for the CNC training academy

Added to MTDCNC by Mills CNC Ltd on 18 July 2013

The CNC Training Academy sees demand for its courses soar as manufacturers invest in training to take advantage of the recovery and to address their own skills shortages.

The CNC Training Academy, the independently operated training arm of Mills CNC, has had, by the organisation’s own high standards, an unparalleled six months of growth and success.

The latest figures announced by the UK’s premier CNC training provider show that 27% more people signed up for Academy courses in the first half of 2013 than in the equivalent period in 2012, and that some 100+ companies invested in Academy-designed and -delivered CNC Programmer training from January to June 2013.

Comments Jeff Hart:

'UK and Irish manufacturers are busy. But to capitalise on the economic recovery they are finding the skills shortage a problem.

'Owing to the high demand for (and scarcity of) highly-qualified and experienced programmers and operators in the market many manufacturers have taken matters into their own hands by investing in their people.

'Because we are well-established and have a good reputation as being the training organisation that’s best positioned to deliver high-quality, practical and cost-competitive training – demand for our courses has shot through the roof.

The Academy’s reputation isn’t just confined to the tight-knit machine tool sector with demand for its courses coming from different quarters. Important amongst these are unemployed adults looking to re-train and secure employment within manufacturing.

Comments Jeff Hart:

'We have noticed a quite marked increase in adult self-funders, and it’s clear that manufacturing has become an attractive option.'

The growth in business is more good news for the Academy, which only recently increased its capacity with the opening of its second fully-equipped training room and which in March 2013 won the MTA Award for being the ‘Best Training Scheme Provider’.  

The demand for its courses has also seen the organisation increase its headcount with the appointment of Hannah Walby as the Academy’s full-time Administrative Assistant.

Explains Jeff Hart:

'It’s important that all are backroom functions are as professionally managed and coordinated as the training courses we deliver.

'To make sure we are as efficient as possible in this respect we have appointed Hannah in a full-time role. We are delighted to have her on-board.'

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