It is with great sadness that DTA has to announce that our colleague Howard Cooper passed away on Thursday 5th July after a long battle with cancer.
DTA are pleased that in partnership with local colleges, further and higher education providers, university's and employers STEAM East has passed Stage One of the Institute of Technologies (IoT) bid to propose capital investment of £14m across the region.
Partners in the STEAM East IoT are:
Congratulations to Matthew Tindall of Dale Power Solutions in Scarborough who has won the 2018 BTEC Apprentice of the Year (19+).
He started his Advanced Apprenticeship in 2012 straight after completing his GCSE's and finished his Level 3 in 2015 to progress onto the first year of DTA's Higher Apprenticeship programme which he is due to complete this year.
All at DTA would like to say congratulations to Natasha of Dale Power Solutions, Scarborough who has completed her degree with a First Class BEng(Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Natasha celebrated her graduation on Monday and she was presented with the Walter Firth Prize which is awarded to the best student in the field of electronic engineering - another award to add to her collection!
IQ Engineers apprentices Liam and Dezhaun along with DTA's Business Administrator Alyssa attended the Industry Apprentice Council meeting at Siemens in Manchester on Friday 1st June.
Congratulations to Portakabin apprentice Jordan Layne who has been successful with his application to the Institute for Apprenticeships and will join them as apprentice representative.
The Institute for Apprenticeships is an employer-led body that ensures high-quality apprenticeship standards in England. Their panel of apprentices reports directly to the board and are all apprentices from different occupations and have had varying experience. The main purpose of the panel is to ensure that the views of apprentices are represented across the work and governance of the Institute. The panel decides for itself which issues to focus on and can advise and challenge the Board.
Over 40 DTA apprentices attended the MACH Exhibition at the NEC in Birmingham on Wednesday 11th April. MACH is a trade show which takes place every 2 years' and deals specifically in engineering based manufacturing. The trip was organised by DTA's Training and Assessment Manager, Bob Watmore, to allow apprentices to look at the new advancement in technology within the engineering industry. DTA have previously taken apprentices in 2016 and 2014 and all commented that they benefited from attending the exhibition.
Critical power product and services provider Dale Power Solutions has been awarded the Queen's Award for Enterprise: Promoting Opportunity 2018. The award has been given in recognition of the very successful apprenticeship programme that the company has been operating for a number of years. The programme aims to communicate the benefits of apprenticeships, promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects and work within the local community to provide accessible training, career opportunities, and an alternative to further education.