Chemical Sector skills challenges and industry led contextualised training & competence solutions


James McIntoshDirector of Skills - CATCH

Time & Location

Wednesday: 13.00 to 13.20, Stage 2

About this presentation

What are the biggest skills challenges facing our industry at all levels? This session will focus on how industry needs to react to some of the challenges from schools engagement through apprenticeships to upskilling of existing staff. It will highlight the skills and competencies required to help industry meet the future demand required to implement industrial decarbonisation projects. This presentation will also highlight the employer led contextualised chemical and process industry training solutions offered at the National Centre for Process & Manufacturing.

Speaker Bio

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 Skills at CATCH, James is responsible for leading the industrial skills agenda and ensuring CATCH delivers high quality training and apprenticeship programmes.  CATCH is an employer lead membership and competency organisation based across the Yorkshire and Humber region. James has a strong background in apprenticeships & competency based training for industry in addition to working with employers across a variety of industries.