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Transforming skills in Europe and beyond
WAMITAB (the Waste Management Industry Training & Advisory Board) and the University of Northampton, are planning to transform the skills agenda in Waste, Resource and Facilities Management around the world.
Chris James, CEO of WAMITAB and Professor Kamal Bechkoum, Dean of the University of Northampton, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate in the development and delivery of facilities, waste and resource management training overseas - and particularly in the developing world.
The agreement, initially for three years, sets out clear objectives that the two organisations want to achieve, namely:
• To transform the educations and skills training for FM, wastes/resource management overseas
• To support the international development agenda through better understanding of the value of 'reuse and recycle' and provide the expertise to change behaviour.
"Together we offer unparalleled strength in providing developing countries with access to the highest quality training programmes available," says Professor Bechkoum. "We are delighted to be working with colleagues at WAMITAB to deliver these aims."
Chris James, WAMITAB CEO, on signing the MoU, stated: "WAMITAB is committed to supporting overseas employers and candidates to gain access to the best we have to offer. High quality learning programmes that confer competence and develop operative and supervisory skills are critical for a safe and effective organisation, and we are delighted to be working with colleagues at the University of Northampton University to deliver these aims.
"The UK is sometimes accused of not making things. Whilst we might not be at the heart of the manufacturing world, we are at the heart of creating a highly skilled and dynamic workforce."
29th November 2012