Reaseheath’s forklift truck and telescopic handler training centre welcomed its 2000th trainee to the college last week. The centre, managed by Chris Mann delivers a range of training courses in the operation of forklifts and material handling equipment (MHE).
Our newest recruit will follow in the footsteps of industry professionals, members of the public and over 600 Reaseheath students who have successfully completed their training, accredited by RTITB – the largest forklift truck training provider in the UK and Ireland.
Chris, who joined Reaseheath in 2009 launched the college’s first accredited forklift truck training centre after just 6 months as work based learning assessor. Initially funded through the European Social Fund and Learning and Skills Council (LSC), the centre was set up to help the local community gain a useful qualification to make them more employable. Chris is also qualified to deliver training at companies’ own premises.
Now in its seventh year of delivering the nationally recognised RTITB qualifications, our training offer continues to go from strength to strength. The college has seen notable organisations including John Deere and Telford International Centre pick Reaseheath as their chosen training provider. Also, three members of the set up team from the London 2012 Olympic Games gained their MEWP (cherry picker) licences with us.
RTITB accredited trainer Chris Mann said: “It makes me proud to see how the training has helped so many people gain access to employment in the industry. Gaining an accredited licence really does makes people more employable and I’m looking forward to continuing to develop our training offer with ever evolving technology.”
Find out more about our forklift and rough terrain telescopic handler training opportunities at: http://www.reaseheath.ac.uk/adult-learners/forklift-training/
- RTITB forklift truck and telescopic handler training provides a nationally recognised qualification which also provides proof of training for the employer which is a legal necessity to operate any machine.