University project shortlisted for prestigious award

A Swansea University project has been shortlisted for a prestigious award that celebrates the best of British engineering

METal project

The College of Engineering’s Materials Education Training and Learning Project (METaL) has been shortlisted in the Semta Skills Award Training Partner of the Year category.

The METaL project is a unique work-based project which offers materials and metallurgy training in a bid to address a skills shortage in materials engineering in Wales. The project was nominated for work done with Tata Steel in training their production staff through a work-based learning program.

Based at Baglan Energy Park, METaL offers a broad range of training programmes which can be designed to meet the needs of specific industries and industrial processes and is part of the work based learning programme (WBL) funded by the EU’s Convergence Social Fund, through Welsh Government.

The SEMTA awards recognise the achievements of people and businesses across the engineering and advanced manufacturing sector. The winners will be announced at a ceremony in London on 24 February 2015.

Project Manager David Warren said: “I am delighted to have been shortlisted as a finalist in this year’s awards.  Its great recognition for all the hard work put in by the team and also the delegates attending the training.”