West Suffolk College will be delivering brand new Digital Engineering Apprenticeships from September this year; in partnership with Cadcoe – the ‘Construction and Design Centre of Excellence.’
Cadcoe offers innovative, advanced technical training and design in 2D CAD, 3D Modelling and BIM for the construction industry. The partnership is well underway and will be creating new opportunities for businesses and individuals looking to access courses and training in digital engineering and construction throughout East Anglia.
The College and Cadcoe will combine their expertise in order to respond to the changing and increasingly digital construction industry. Laraine Moody, Vice Principal Employer Engagement at the College said: ‘‘we are very excited about launching the new Digital Design Apprenticeship from September to support employers in the Eastern Region. We are proud to be working with the expert delivery partner Cadcoe and we will be using their expertise to supply outstanding training to Apprentices in order to increase the skills of the local workforce. This is exactly the type of Apprenticeship the industry needs and we hope it’s a great success.’’
A Cadcoe training suite will be implemented at the college in the coming months ready for the launch in September and the apprenticeship will typically last for 36 months. This apprenticeship is one of the new suite of apprenticeship standards which have been developed and designed by employers to improve the overall quality and ensure the correct skills are obtained by Apprentices.
Director for Cadcoe, Declan McDonnell believes that the key to successful apprenticeships, particularly within construction, is specialist training providers and top-performing colleges working together to provide an enhanced experience and quality adding “We too are very pleased to be working with West Suffolk College and looking forward immensely to bringing Cadcoe directly to the region. The complete construction process is only going to become more digital, from design, right through to the techniques and methods used for production. It is hugely exciting for us to work with like-minded colleges that have a vision for the right future skills.”