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Bridging the skills gaps in the chemical industry through partnership working


James McIntoshDirector of CATCH Engineering Training Partnership (CETP)

Time & Location

Wednesday: 13.00 to 13.30, Stage 2

About this session

How can you bridge the skills gap in our industry at all levels? This session will focus on school engagement through apprenticeships to upskilling of existing staff. Highlighting the biggest challenges our industry is facing and how employers can assist with tackling those issues. This presentation will also feature case studies from employers showcasing their skills, competency and apprenticeship programmes.

Speaker Bio

James McIntosh, Director of CATCH Engineering Training Partnership (CETP)
James joined the CATCH team in May 2017 after spending 7 years at Humberside Engineering Training Association (HETA) as part of the Senior Leadership Team through the role of Business Development & Marketing Manager helping to grow the business across the Humber region and beyond.

As Director of the CATCH Engineering Training Partnership, James is responsible for ensuring the 11 different training centres across the Yorkshire & Humber region are developing the best possible apprenticeships in a variety of engineering trades.  The CETP is a partnership between CATCH and DN College Group which trains over 1000 Engineering Apprentices in a 3 year cycle. James has a strong background in apprenticeships & competency based training for industry in addition to working with employers across a variety of industries across the Yorkshire & Humber region.