City College Plymouth and Vaillant recently hosted an open day for students, installers and consulting engineers. The day proved very popular, with over 100 people visiting during the course of the day.
Vaillant representatives provided a number of talks and practical demonstrations, giving attendees a chance to hear more about the industry and emerging technologies. The company brought a number of renewable technologies to the college, providing the opportunity to get hands on with the products.
The event is one of a number initiatives to result from a partnership forged between the two. Earlier this year the company donated over £10,000 worth of its equipment, including a boiler from its new and improved ecoTEC range, for the college’s training rooms.
Vaillant commercial director Mark Derbyshire said: “It is vital that our industry encourages new talent and ensures the new entrants have the necessary technical knowledge and skills to enable them to add value to their employers from the beginning. Valliant is passionate about investing in training and helping students to achieve the best possible start in their careers. We aim to deliver first class support to aid the creation of successful and knowledgeable installers. The open day marked just the beginning of a working relationship which will, we hope, have a positive impact on college students for many years to come”.
City College Plymouth lecturer in gas Steve Cotton said: “At the college we place a great deal of importance on providing our students with the practical learning to help them develop their skills ready for the world of work. With Vaillant’s support, the benefits are endless for our students, helping them to continue to achieve and maximise their potential.”