New online apprenticeship hub launches

Construction industry apprenticeships and skills grouping, the Technical Apprenticeship Consortium (TAC) has launched its new online hub to coincide with National Apprenticeship Week.

Hosted on the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) website, the new hub replaces the mini-site TAC previously used to showcase their offering, share updates and offer guidance, support and advice. It also links to regional meetings and TAC events. All advice and support has been updated to reflect the latest information available. 

With sections dedicated to employers, TAC apprenticeship standards, as well as a lengthy set of FAQs, the hub has been designed to help ACE or Environmental industries Commission member that employs, or is thinking of employing, apprentices. To help individuals, it also links to education providers, professional institutions and government sources of skills and apprenticeship advice.

In October 2020, TAC announced that it was pivoting to become a ‘one-stop’ resource for the engineering consultancy industry on skills and apprenticeships. Gareth Drought of Tony Gee and Partners and TAC chair, said: “We’re delighted to share our new online hub during National Apprentice Week. Following a thorough review of our previously available content, we have pulled together and updated our online hub with what we feel will be the most useful for employers.

“I’d like to thank TAC’s Kimberly Murphy and the ACE communications team for their collaborative effort in delivering this much needed update to our online offering.”

Since its launch in 2010, TAC has developed and maintained eight apprenticeship standards at either Level three or six in civil engineering, building services design engineering, transport planning, railway engineering design and now environmental practice. In 2019/20, more than 900 students started one of the eight standards. TAC will continue to manage and support these through its trailblazer groups.

Click here to visit the new TAC hub.

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