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TWI and Lloyd’s Register launch safety skills training programme

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A newly agreed collaboration is underway to boost the vocational skills and safety of more than 4000 workers in South East Asia and India. The two-year South East Asia Skills Enhancement Programme (SEASEP), launched by TWI and the Lloyd’s Register Foundation, will upskill workers from under-represented communities with accredited safety-related training, reducing the risk of occupational fatality and improving the integrity of construction and engineering infrastructure projects in areas of rapid growth. Workers joining the training programme will be given a bursary funded by the Lloyd’s Register Foundation and TWI.

TWI and Lloyd’s Register launch safety skills training programme

TWI, the world’s largest training organisation in welding, inspection and non-destructive testing, together with the Lloyd’s Register Foundation, a leading UK-based charity which supports activities relating to the safety of life and property across the globe, have launched an international vocational training initiative to upskill people in south and east Asia countries with specific focus on those from under-represented groups.

The South East Asia Skills Enhancement Programme (SEASEP) will be delivered initially in Indonesia and India, where emphasis on safeguarding general safety is driving an urgent need for local skills, to safely build, operate and maintain critical infrastructure.  TWI will lead and manage SEASEP using experienced staff at its Indonesia and India offices. Training will be delivered to international standards with a portfolio of courses that directly enhances the skills and knowledge of in-country workforces, increasing technical capacity and capability and leading to more safe operators working in industry. 

Professor Aamir Khalid, Technology Director at TWI, commented, ‘TWI and the Lloyd’s Register Foundation have a long and very successful relationship. We believe this is another exciting opportunity to deliver an internationally focused programme that seeks to tackle skills shortages and reduce occupational fatalities by bringing engineering-related skills and education to disadvantaged and under-represented groups.’  

Dr Tim Slingsby, Director of Skills and Education for the Lloyd’s Register Foundation, said, ‘Lloyd’s Register Foundation exists to enhance the safety of life and property and to advance public education. As part of this we support education and training programmes that increase the capacity to do safe engineering and improve safety standards. Through SEASEP we are delighted to be building on our very strong relationship with TWI and are confident that our ambitious aim to provide at least 4000 people in SE Asia with safety-focused technical training will have real impact on rates of occupational fatalities in the region.’ 

The new programme will benefit in its roll-out of training across Indonesia, India and subsequently the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

The South East Asia Skills Enhancement Programme is part of the International Skills Enhancement Programme – a knowledge transfer initiative managed by TWI.

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