TESP partnership to help shape and develop skills agenda

27 August 2015     JTL

JTL’s commitment to providing the best possible training for young people has been shown with the organisation’s part in the formation of The Electrotechnical Skills Partnership (TESP).

TESP is a newly-formed, not-for-profit skills partnership created by the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA), Joint Industry Board (JIB), National Electrotechnical Training (NET), SummitSkills, and Unite the Union, alongside JTL.

The partnership has been made to help shape and develop the skills agenda in the electrotechnical industry, and has been formed to act as the voice for employers and industry on skills issues.

TESP will lead on the setting and accrediting of standards, political engagement work, and the promotion of careers in the industry.

Speaking at the launch of the partnership at the House of Commons late last year, TESP Chair Diane Johnson said: “We want to help employers develop this industry’s skills infrastructure by bringing a range of organisations and individuals together to find the best way of taking this forward.”

Mark Tami MP, also present at the launch, said: “This industry needs to encourage more young people into apprenticeships and we need to be more open about the opportunities they offer. Organisations like TESP have a key part to play in making this happen, and supporting employers develop the kind of training climate they need to prosper.”

Something already set up by TESP is the Electrical Careers website. This is a website that has been created to allow young people to explore some of the paths open to them in the electrotechnical industry; providing guidance, career options and more useful information and resources.

The Electrotechnical Skills Partnership

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