With less than four months until the opening of Gloucestershire’s newest Science, Technology, Engineering & Manufacturing (STEM) training centre, the team at SGS Berkeley GREEN are busy preparing to launch the new, purpose built facility.
The area has been designed to meet Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) priorities and address the increasing issues STEM based businesses have recruiting staff with the required skill-sets, in addition to up-skilling existing workers.
Working in conjunction with Business West, SGS Berkeley GREEN is opening its doors to host a Business Breakfast for the regions STEM based companies on Thursday 1st June between 730am-945am.
The event will have an expert panel on hand to discuss training solutions, how to grow the regional STEM based economy, whilst also considering how to encourage more females into STEM based careers. Kevin Hamblin, SGS Group Chief Executive is one of the names already confirmed on the panel.
The event will be held on the Gloucestershire Science and Technology Park and will showcase some of the training facilities that will be available at the site for the Built Environment, Welding, Engineering and Digital Technologies.
George Ridd, Director of Site Director of SGS Berkeley Green comments ‘’Feedback from our business forums tells us that employers are struggling to find suitably qualified staff to meet the challenges of growth and development.
This event enables us to debate these challenges fully with local companies and key partners plus, most importantly, identify potential solutions.”
Ian Mean, Director of Business West comments ‘“I believe that the new Berkeley Green training centre will play a major part in developing Gloucestershire’s engineers of tomorrow. These young people with STEM skills will become important cogs in the region’s economy.”