Welder training facility
08 April 2015
On 27th March Weldability Sif, the UK based 'one stop source' for all welding products, unveiled a state-of-the-art £1.7m Technology & Training Centre in Letchworth Garden City that will help to reduce a growing skills gap in the UK manufacturing industry.
The new centre was opened as part of the celebrations of Weldability Sif entering its 90th year of business.
The Weldability Sif Technology & Training Centre houses a large product demonstration and selection showroom, plus a cutting-edge welder training facility that includes an eLearning suite and fully-immersive virtual welding studio that provides a complete 'Virtual Learning Environment' to allow students to gain an understanding of the practicalities of the trade before entering a live workshop. Twelve fully-equipped welding bays form part of a welding process centre that will allow industrial users to conduct development trials and carry out welder training & testing.
Weldability Sif also support a charitable foundation that co-funds the implementation of foundation level welding skills across the UK, and have already established 25 ‘Welding Studio’ centres at colleges and training organisations across the UK. The Foundation has so far helped to train over 5,000 learners in an attempt to lower the average age of welders from 57.