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Skills Acquisition- A new concept in Welding

  • 7 Dec 2022
  • 7:00 PM
  • Zoom Meeting

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South Western Branch Technical Talk

This is a South Western Branch event organised and run by our South Western  Branch for its members. Other members and non-members are welcome to join us.

Overview: Addressing the skills shortages presents an enormous number of problems for colleges, private trainers, and employers. Could the use of blended E-Learning and virtual reality programs be one of the methods used to deliver these outcomes? This webinar highlights what is available and how it can be best employed

Speakers: Casandra Baxendale and Hugh McPhillips

Speaker Biographies:

Cassandra is the Business Development Director for Metaverse Learning, the leading provider of high-quality, interactive, and immersive content using virtual and augmented reality solutions. She is passionate about the future of education and how digital innovation can be incorporated to maximise learning outcomes. 

Cassandra has over 15 years of experience in education, working across seven colleges across Warwickshire and Worcestershire, both in Management and Marketing. Cassandra has also worked for the past two years as Business Development Director for a Microsoft partner establishing key relationships within this field and planning, developing, and implementing an all-in-one event planning platform to be used in education.

Hugh has been involved for over 45 years in the Fabrication and Welding Industry, 35 years as a lecturer, workshop manager, and curriculum manager, and 10 years as a consultant. He has worked with and continues to work closely with major awarding bodies such as City & Guilds, EAL, Skills Education Group, and ECITB. Hugh sits on the Professional Board of the Welding Institute and is President of the South West Branch of TWI. Hugh has recently been appointed an Ambassador for the new T- Levels in manufacturing. He was also a former chair and now sits on the Management Committee of AWFTE (Association of Welding, Fabrication Trainers in Education). Author of two books on welding and fabrication, and has worked on developing learning programs for a leading welding equipment manufacturer. He is also a former training manager for WorldSkills UK Construction Metalwork

Continuing Professional Development (CPD): Attending this event supports your professional development.  You can claim 2 CPD points per hour for this event.  As a member of the Welding Institute you can record your CPD activity online from your membership portal.

Additional Information:

·         Registration for this event will close 24 hours before the start.

·         Live event only

·         Registration details maybe shared with our Branch volunteers to help facilitate this event.


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