Welding foundation opens new site

UK based welding products supplier, Weldability-Sif has opened a new foundation level welder training facility at Riseholme College.

The move is part of an ongoing strategy from the Weldability-Sif Foundation Charity to pro-actively encourage the development of new welder training facilities across the UK.

The dedicated welding training suite complete with fully equipped welding bays, eLearning studio and new virtual reality welding hub was opened by Adrian Hawkins, Weldability-Sif Foundation director and trustee, along with Bill Meredith, deputy principal at Riseholme College.

Riseholme College is one of 26 colleges, which has already agreed to provide training facilities funded by the Foundation Charity, which will be co-funding welder training facilities at colleges over the next five years.

Adrian Hawkins said, ‘The Weldability-Sif Foundation was established and registered as a charity to specifically encourage the development of new welder training facilities across the UK. The foundation level welder skills training at Riseholme College is another step towards a full apprenticeship programme designed to meet demand and overcome the current skills shortage in the UK welding industry.’