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Volvo CE's training accreditation

First publishedin World Highways
2011 June
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Volvo Construction Equipment Division, Volvo Group UK has been awarded full accreditation as a skills training provider by The National Skills Academy for its paver applications training course.

As part of a European initiative by the company to launch a Road Institute training programme focussing on providing contractors and industry bodies with quality training for their paving personnel, the Volvo dealership in the UK has achieved accreditation with The National Skills Academy for Materials, Production and Supply.

The training courses, held at Volvo's purpose-built customer support centre at Immingham, County Linconshire, eastern England, are designed to improve the knowledge and understanding of paving techniques by means of classroom-based theory and practical, hands-on experience operating Volvo road equipment.

Since its inception in the UK, Volvo CE has held six such courses since the start of the year with "extremely positive feedback" from course students and the companies sponsoring them including Lafarge, Eurovia and Balfour Beatty.

Graham Crawshaw, from the MPQC (Mineral Products Qualification Council) and training auditor for Proskills, said: "I'm very happy with the course structure, the balance of the theory and practical elements of the course and the way the information is being given." Presenting Volvo CE with its accreditation award at Immingham, Proskills network development manager, Richard Bloxam, said; "Accreditation marks out those training providers that offer specialist and high quality training to our sector. Volvo Construction Equipment Division is now one of 30 training organisations that have achieved our high standard and the first industry supplier to achieve accreditation."

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