College Officially Opens New Baxi Training Area

Fri, 2001-12-14 00:00

East Durham College and leading UK boiler manufacturer Baxi have unveiled their new Training Suite at East Durham College’s Technical Academy.

The new area features different types of boilers that will give students the opportunity to learn their trade in a ‘hands-on’ environment before heading out into the world of work.

The Technical Academy education and centre manager Rob Hutchinson believes the new area is a first-rate learning resource for its students, providing an opportunity for them to gain an excellent standard of knowledge and experience from working on cutting-edge heating products.

Rob said: “It’s absolutely fantastic what’s been done with the Baxi area; it’s right up to the latest heating industry standard. The training suite will be a great aid to students on our gas and heating and plumbing courses, giving them the opportunity to actually experience first-hand what it is like to work on the very latest equipment.

“Prior to this, our students only had limited access to a few different types of boilers and now Baxi has brought in a full range of boilers from other brands under the BDR Thermea umbrella, allowing our students to have access to an array of different types of heating systems.

“The Baxi Suite also provides an opportunity for professionals from the heating industry to retrain, up-skill and renew their certificates."

Steve Owen, National Training Manager, and Paddy Fletcher, HR Manager, both from Baxi, attended the opening ceremony for the new training suite: “Baxi recognises the importance of high quality training for up and coming heating engineers.

“The students at East Durham College represent the future of our industry, and we are delighted to provide the equipment for them to learn on.

“We are looking forward to a long and successful partnership with the College, team and students.”

Part of East Durham College, The Technical Academy is located in a 30,000 square feet purpose-built facility on Peterlee’s South West Industrial Estate. A wide range of construction courses are on offer including plastering, tiling, gas, electric and fitted interiors.