Partnership Set to Benefit Region's Budding Apprentices
From left to right: Danuta Wisniewski, Nigel Parkin, Pat
Meadows, Mark Lilley
College and DETA 2000 (Doncaster
Engineering Training Association) are pleased to announce that they
are to be working in partnership to deliver engineering training
Engineering companies from across the region
were invited to a breakfast event at the Doncaster College’s
Waterfront Restraunt to launch the exciting new initiative.
DETA 2000 is an engineering training provider
based in Doncaster and founded by Managing Director, Nigel Parkin
in 1997. Over the last decade DETA has worked to build their
reputation as a quality provider of engineering and related
training across South Yorkshire.
Pat Meadows, Assistant Principal for External
Partnerships & Employer Engagement at Doncaster College
said: “The idea is to bring the strengths of both
organisations together, the stability and robust quality systems of
a further education college coupled with the flexibility and
responsiveness of a smaller training provider.
“The strengths of both our organisations will
help deliver clear benefits and advantages and have a positive
impact on businesses in Doncaster and the surrounding areas.”
Business guests were treated to a buffet
breakfast and then talks from Pat Meadows, and Mark Lilley from
This was followed by a question and answer
session, which dealt with some of the practicalities of the
partnership venture and then a tour of the engineering facilities
at the Hub, conducted by Danuta Wisniewski, Academy Director of
Advanced Technologies at the College.
Guests were thrilled to be shown a fascinating
demonstration of the College’s new state-of-the-art ‘virtual’
welding equipment, recently installed in the engineering
Also on hand were Fusedworks, Doncaster
College’s 3D visualisation studio that develops stunning 3D
interactive and pre-rendered applications. They were
demonstrating their REACTOR project, which is a 3D interactive
learning resource for construction skills.
For more information about the partnership,
engineering apprenticeships or Doncaster College courses call 0800
358 7575 or visit www.don.ac.uk