Combined Composite Technologies Ltd, part of Momentive Specialty Chemicals (Momentive CCT), has developed a specially-adapted training school at its facility in Segensworth North, near Fareham, Hampshire. The new training school will not only upskill Momentive CCT’s workforce, but is also developing capacity to enable it to provide high-quality training to the workforce across the composite industry. Consuta Training is collaborating in the venture, providing flexible, modular and bespoke courses in a range of composite production processes.
The new training school is equipped with a full range of moulds, autoclaves, ovens, vacuum equipment and all the ancillary tools needed to facilitate courses in the three major composite production processes; wet lay-up, pre-preg and resin infusion. The partners say class sizes are kept to a maximum number of 10 students, to ensure the delivery of the highest quality tuition.
Consuta’s courses, held at Momentive CCT, are open to all composite manufacturing companies, colleges and universities, across the UK and further afield. Additionally, Consuta’s unique and flexible approach allows students to learn one topic or process at a time if required, in manageable chunks, at intervals to fit in with their work or other studies.
Paul Collier, Managing Director at Momentive CCT, commented; “We see this collaborative approach between manufacturer and trainer as the way forward to ensure the composite industry has a competent, well-qualified workforce. The need for high-quality training applies to existing employees, who may need to acquire additional skills, just as much as to new employees who need to be trained from scratch.”
Chris Little, Director of Consuta Training, added; “We are really excited to be delivering our specialised composite training courses within the dedicated school at Momentive CCT’s production facility. Consuta’s courses have already started with Momentive CCT’s employees and we look forward to welcoming students from across industry and academia."