Looking for more information about what an apprenticeship can do for your career or your business?
During the second annual Northern Ireland Apprenticeship Week (26-30 April 2021) – sponsored by the Department for the Economy – a range of events will be taking place across Northern Ireland to help give an insight and answers to those queries. Click here for details. Events will be hosted by a range of stakeholders including local councils, employers, further education colleges, universities, private training providers and others. A wide range of events and online webinars are happening during NIAW 2021. Click here for more information.
Within Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council, we are working closely with the Department for the Economy, Northern Regional College and Transport Training Services (TTS) to offer a range of local events. Click here for more information.
TUESDAY 27 APRIL 7.00pm: TRANSPORT TRAINING SERVICES TOUR/VIRTUAL Q&A SESSION
TTS will be hosting a virtual tour of their training facilities, followed by a virtual Q&A session. This is an opportunity for young people, parents, schools and employers to find out more about the various transport and automotive apprenticeships available at TTS, as well as career progression opportunities in these sectors. We will be joined by a panel of existing apprentice employers and existing/past apprentices, as well as tutors/staff at TTS. Attendees are encouraged to submit questions in advance.
A virtual guided tour of the Transport Training Services campus at Nutts Corner be available, to give prospective apprentices and employers an overview of the training environment and facilities on offer, including training rooms, workshops and computer suites.
To register to attend this event and to submit any questions that you have, please complete the registration form. Alternatively, please contact Robert Deignan at TTS on (07736) 958355 or E. firstname.lastname@example.org
THURSDAY 29 APRIL 6.30pm – TRANSPORT TRAINING SERVICES ‘Women Auto Learn - Ladies’ Night’
As part of TTS’s new ‘Women in Wheels NI’ campaign to encourage more females into the transport and automotive sectors, TTS are planning to run a series of female-only events. Their ‘Women Auto Learn’ event will be hosted by a former female TTS apprentice, now a qualified vehicle technician working in a leading, local car dealership.
The event is specifically aimed at young women (aged 16-24) and will introduce them to general car maintenance. Participants will get hands-on training on how to maintain a car, including how to carry out a full vehicle health check, as well as learn how to do basic tasks such as checking oil levels, changing wiper blades, topping up fluids, etc.
This event is ideal for any young women who wants to become more independent in maintaining her own or her family’s cars, or for those with an interest in a career in the automotive/transport industry.
To find out more about our Women in Wheels NI initiative, or to find out more about being a female working in the transport/automotive sectors in NI, please visit our Women in Wheels NI Facebook group.
PLACES ARE LIMITED & BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. To register your interest in this event, please complete the registration form. You will be contacted to confirm your place.
Please note: This event is subject to easing of Covid-19 restrictions. Ideally this will be held at the TTS facility at Nutt’s Corner, but if that is not possible, it will revert to a virtual event. Any participant under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Parents/guardians/accompanying adults will receive a tour of the TTS training centre and complementary light refreshments will be provided.
If you think you might have an interest in a career in the automotive/transport industry or you are an employer considering an apprentice, then this is your opportunity to find out more.
Both initiatives have been funded under the Department for the Economy’s Apprenticeship Challenge Fund.
THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING SCHOOLS CHALLENGE
Win a 3D Printer for your school!
Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council will also be supporting a schools challenge set by The Royal Academy of Engineering, and sponsored in association with Mid & East Antrim Borough Council, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council. The challenge will be issued to local secondary schools with a deadline of Friday 28 May, and further details can be found here
, with the tantalising prize of a 3D printer for the overall winners.
NORTHERN REGIONAL COLLEGE ONLINE APPRENTICESHIP EVENT
Around 600 apprentices train with Northern Regional College every year and broadening the range of professions on offer. Apprenticeships are a popular way to learn skills, get qualifications and kick start a career.
Do you have a question for the team? Northern Regional College (NRC) is hosting an online information event on MONDAY 26 APRIL from 9.00am
to promote apprenticeships, answer questions and provide information.
Watch course videos on apprenticeship subject areas, find out more about finding an employer, book a ‘call back’ with the NRC Training Support Team and listen to employers and apprentices sharing their experiences.
For more information or to register click here.
Good luck and get involved!