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College goes nuclear

Students at the Wisbech campus
Students at the Wisbech campus

A close relationship with a Chatteris engineering firm has resulted in the College of West Anglia becoming a Quality Assured Provider of the respected National Skills Academy for Nuclear (NSAN).

CWA has been working with Metalcraft, which produces equipment for some of the world’s most hazardous environments, for many years.

The firm has recently gained orders for the nuclear supply chain and has requested the college to join NSAN.

In order to gain this membership, the technology faculty at CWA had to complete a rigorous application proces.

Stephen Lowery, Head of Faculty for Technology, said: “This approval from the National Skills Academy for Nuclear will initially help to support the training of apprentices from Metalcraft, but it also opens the door for training with other companies who form part of the nuclear supply chain.”

Dug Harrison, Regional Manager for NSAN, said: “Having the College of West Anglia as part of our High Quality Training Provider Network, ensures that we have cover in the West of the region. This will allow companies in the nuclear supply chain to access high quality training provision and take advantage of the existing and new build projects coming on line over the next decade.”

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