Nu-Tech is pleased to have forged greater links with the education & skills sector over the last 12 months in what has been a busy year for its event programme.

Not only has the company become a regular guest lecturer in support of the Hospitality, Tourism & Event Management Faculty at the University of Sunderland, but it was also invited to support the National Skills Academy (Nuclear) in their selection of suitable candidates for the prestigious 2017 Apprenticeship Award Scheme.

Nu-Tech’s Managing Director, Lisa Jones-Taylor, has visited Sunderland University as a guest speaker on several occasions as part of the University’s programme to help students learn more about the practical skills of event management in industry. More recently she was also invited by the National Skills Academy (Nuclear) to join a judging panel for the 2017 UK Nuclear Skills Award to help select some of the best learners across the country in the categories of ‘SME Apprentice of the Year’ and ‘Maintenance Apprentice of the Year’.

She commented: “Sunderland University’s Department of Tourism, Hospitality and Events is ranked one of the best in the country in its field because their course has been developed in close collaboration with the events industry and with companies such as Nu-Tech. Practical skills and a basic understanding of the needs of industry are vital if students are to successfully complete their studies and go on to compete in the open market. This is also true of the national apprenticeship scheme which sees youngsters gain both hands-on experience as well as vocational qualifications – many of whom then progress on to University having already gained these essential abilities.”

She concluded: “We are delighted to be building stronger links with the education & skills sector and I believe it is incumbent on all of us to pass on knowledge and nurture students; as well as reward those youngsters who go on to inspire others”.