Jennifer, Managing Director of A.C. Whyte said:
A.C. Whyte have taken a proactive step in developing a long term, sustainable workforce, that will go on to deliver the companies commitment to achieving ‘quality as standard’ for their clients, by creating their own, unique, award winning Skills Academy.
Now in its third year, the industry led Academy was developed in partnership with West College Scotland, both teams worked closely to create an inimitable curriculum that provides students with a formal qualification as well as relevant knowledge and skills to allow them to graduate to professional, A.C. Whyte external wall insulation installers.
The course is carefully planned to allow the students, or Akademos as they are known, to experience a blend of practical training within the purpose built training facility at the Greenock Campus of West College Scotland as well as in a real live site environment, under the expert supervision of some of A.C. Whytes’ most experienced operatives. On successful completion of the training, the Akademos will be offered full-time, permanent jobs with A.C. Whyte, making this proposition completely unique and a first of its kind.
Every member of A.C. Whyte’s team is empowered to go the extra mile, exceeding client and residents’ expectations. The Skills Academy presents an exciting opportunity to embed these values into the curriculum and organically create future A.C. Whyte stars with the right attitude and approach from day one.
A.C. Whyte recently attended the Herald Higher Education Awards and are delighted to be announced the winner of the prestigious Outstanding Business Engagement Award for the Skills Academy and their partnership with West College Scotland. To read more, click here.