New training base for engineers opens in Sheffield

Institution President Professor Richard Folkson and the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Talib Hussain.
Institution President Professor Richard Folkson and the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Talib Hussain.
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A new training centre to help usher in the next generation of engineers has been unveiled in Sheffield.

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers opened the Engineering Training Centre in Sheffield Business Park at a ceremony on Tuesday, October 13, which was attended by Institution President Professor Richard Folkson and the Lord Mayor of Sheffield Talib Hussain.

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ new centre will become the principle training and examination centre for Engineering Training Solutions, formally known as Argyle-Ruane Ltd, which is a provider of non-destructive testing, inspection training and consultancy services.

Replacing existing offices in Sheffield and Rotherham, the expansion increases the teaching and learning space by nearly three times to 16,900 sq ft.

The building will house unique teaching facilities for a range of disciplines, as well as meeting and conference facilities.

Prof Folkson said: “The launch of this new training centre is an exciting step for the Institution which will allow us to provide a greater number and better quality NDT training and certification.

“It also means we now have a new hub for Institution members in Yorkshire, with a member business lounge, as well as facilities for seminars and lectures. I’m looking forward to seeing all the innovative and thought-provoking work that will take place in these new facilities over coming years.”

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers was established in 1847 and has some of the world’s greatest engineers in its history books. It has operations around the world and over 111,000 members.