CERTIFICATES have been presented to the first batch of students on an innovative training and development scheme.
More than 150 employees at David Brown Gear Systems were recognised at a presentation ceremony at the company’s Lockwood headquarters after completing the foundation course of the David Brown Gear Academy.
The academy was launched a year ago to help create and retain skills and experience in the engineering industry – and provide a formal way of passing knowledge from one generation to the next.
Jim McColl, chairman and chief executive of parent company Clyde Blowers, presented the certificates.
He said: “The staff at David Brown Gear Systems have shown great enthusiasm for learning and encouraging support for the idea of building our skills to guarantee the future of gear engineering in the UK.
“They have demonstrated the great desire in the company to be the best in the world and I am honoured to meet each of the people who have devoted their time and energy to bettering not only their own learning, but that of David Brown as a whole.”
Those recognised at the awards ceremony are now known as Foundation Scholars.
That means they are eligible for further courses and the opportunity to be chosen as Subject Matter Experts, a new role the company has created to continue the cycle of learning.