Orkney College are offering a new Engineering course which provides a great training opportunity for anyone looking to start a career in engineering, or could enable those already working in this area to develop skills to help them progress further.
The National Certificate (NC) in Mechanical Engineering is being offered at the college for the first time this year, and includes modules which were chosen to suit the needs of local employers. There are 15 modules on the course, including: Engineering Systems, Electrical Plant Maintenance, Pneumatics and Hydraulics and, Thermo-fluids – to name just a few.
Mark Shiner, Curriculum Lead for Engineering, said: “In January this year, we held an employer engagement session to gather the views of local employers on the modules they felt would be of most use to their business needs. As a result of this, we have been able to tailor the modules we are focusing on in the NC Mechanical Engineering to compliment the needs of the local marine and land-based engineering sectors.
“We are delighted to be offering this course for the first time this year, and look forward to welcoming our new students in August. We do still have some spaces available on the course, and would welcome applications from anyone interested in a career in engineering or looking to progress further in their career.
“While this course is a full-time course, students will only need to attend college two full-days a week. This means this is an ideal course for someone already employed to attend and continue to work part-time.”
The NC Mechanical Engineering will begin in late-August 2019, and anyone interested in applying should do so before mid-August.
If you would like to find out more about the course - including how to apply - please visit the Orkney College Website, or contact Mark Shiner on firstname.lastname@example.org, he will be happy to answer any of your queries.