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EDA training modules receive Royal approval

The UK’s Electrical Distributors’ Association (EDA) has recently received a Princess Royal Training Award 2022 for its suite of 12 Product Knowledge Modules. HRH The Princess Royal (Princess Anne), is President of City & Guilds, and each year outstanding training and skills development programs are selected for a prestigious Award. In 2022, 46 organizations received the Award.

The Princess Royal Training Awards have run for seven years in a row and continue to recognize organizations that demonstrate exceptional commitment to learning and development. With skills shortages across the UK increasing and job vacancies doubling, creating engaging learning programs to grow and retain new and existing talent has never been more crucial.

Kirstie Donnelly MBE, Chief Executive of City & Guilds said:

“The Princess Royal Training Awards demonstrate how training and development can open up opportunities and attract new talent to industries with significant skills gaps and labor shortages such as construction. We know from our Great Jobs report published earlier this year that construction continues to be a heavily male dominated industry, therefore it’s encouraging to see organizations using the power of skills development to address issues such as improving diversity and inclusion and changing perceptions. We would like to congratulate this year’s recipients and look forward to celebrating with you later this year.”

Margaret Fitzsimons, CEO at the EDA said:

“To win such a high-profile award is such a fantastic endorsement of the training we offer to EDA businesses. It is further testament to the contribution made by the product experts from EDA manufacturers and wholesalers who pooled their knowledge for the good of the sector to create this training. On behalf of the sector and the Association, we couldn’t be more delighted.”

Tracy Hewett, Head of Education and Training at the EDA, added:

“Since this training program launched in 2018 over 3,000 modules have been studied by almost 2,000 people working in EDA businesses. This is proof positive that the UK’s electrotechnical sector invests in the professional development of its people which is such a positive message when it comes to attracting new talent.”

The EDA will receive its award at a ceremony held in early December 2022.

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