The Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors has created a new training provider membership category in response to growing demand from training centres and colleges.
The main aims of the new membership category are to develop closer links between employers and training providers, to ensure training providers have an input into industry consultative matters such as education or training matters and also bring together leading organisations within the industry to discuss education and training issues.
APHC technical manager Graeme Dryden explained: “In the past six months APHC has received many enquiries from training centres and colleges regarding membership of the Association.
“We have not been able to meet their specific needs under our existing membership categories so it was decided to create this new category to meet the growing need to bring employers and training providers together to address common industry issues.
“The initial response amongst training centres and colleges has been extremely positive with many looking to join as soon as possible.”