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West Thames College highly commended at Hounslow Business Awards 2016

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Heathrow boss John Holland-Kaye takes to the fork truck at the Logistics Skills Centre with West Thames principal Tracy Aust and Inst of Couriers chair carl Lomas Heathrow boss John Holland-Kaye takes to the fork truck at the Logistics Skills Centre with West Thames principal Tracy Aust and Inst of Couriers chair carl Lomas

Innovation win for logistics training at Heathrow

Unique collaboration between college, employers and sector institute for win in logistics hot-spot of workforce need.

The skills & logistics centre trains young people and adults to meet the growing demand for skilled workers in the logistics industry, the project is a collaboration between West Thames College, System Training, the Institute of Couriers, business leaders and the local authority.

Tracy Aust, principal West Thames College quotes,

We are delighted to have received the highly commended accolade for innovation with our new skills and logistics centre. This has been the result of a strong partnership between West Thames, the Institute of Couriers, national employers and the local authority. We are confident that what we have created in West London will become  a hub of excellence in the logistics sector.

David Cormack, System Training commented,

I am very pleased to see the logistics facility at Feltham being recognised for the contribution it makes to logistics sector not only at Heathrow but in the wider community in the capital. System are proud of their involvement with the facility and our part in delivering the next generation workforce for Heathrow. It offers a breadth of qualifications from foundation learning through to apprenticeship and  degree level providing a valuable resource to the logistics, Express couriers and Air freight sector.

Hounslow council leader Steve Curran talked expansion of logistics around Heathrow. 'This is a success story of local people.’ Tracy Aust college principal, IOC chair Carl Lomas, ‘ Express logistics numbers are exploding, Heathrow is a hot spot location for this sector.’ Adam Sage,  ‘West Thames college is committed to the next generation of logistics workforce.’

Carl Lomas, Inst of Couriers Chairman,

This is one of the UK hotspots for express logistics, there is a clear need for next generation workforce, the Logistics skills centre is a great success for local need and a sector match for Express delivery. The next step is levy and the new express trailblazer apprenticeship that should re-inforce excellence for local people and supply local courier and express companies with the workforce they need.

 

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