Automotive Academy to debut at CV Show Skills Centre

The Automotive Academy is to make its debut in the Skills Centre at the heart of this year’s Commercial Vehicle Show and Automotive Trade Show at the NEC.The Skills Centre, open from Tuesday 25 to Thursday 27 April, will include a host of hands-on vehicle demonstrations, computer simulators and job advice. The Academy is joining other firms and training organisations in supporting this initiative to tackle skills shortages in the automotive manufacturing and engineering, road transport, logistics and aftermarket industries.The Academy will offer a range of advice and guidance on its validated and approved courses that are available to all levels of automotive manufacturing, from shop floor to boardroom and from SMEs to vehicle manufacturers. It will aim to demonstrate in a hands-on, interactive manner, the benefits in quality, cost and delivery performance that can be achieved from its range of lean manufacturing training programmes.Academy chief executive, Dr Alan Begg, said, ‘The Skills Centre at the CV show is a great opportunity to show visitors the whole range of career development available to them, whether they are looking for their first job in the industry, or wanting to develop their own skills. The UK automotive industry has more volume car, commercial vehicle and small and niche manufacturers than any other EU country – a strong message that needs to be more widely appreciated. There are still tremendous opportunities for employment and advancement in the UK. We can only maintain our strong position if we have the very best workers who are constantly improving their skills to globally competitive levels. That is what the Academy is focussed on achieving.’Skills Centre details can be found at: to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

IHF will pay compensation for participation at WC

← Previous Story EHF CL 2010/2011: “Kings” broke resistance of SG Flensburg Next Story → TOP 10 coaching “Best jobs” in 2009/10: Onesta took all… The International Handball Federation will pay a compensation fee to all clubs releasing their players during World Championships  from 2011 on – and will insure all participating players during the WCH. Those were the results of the historical meeting of IHF with top federations and club organisations last Friday 17 September 2010 at the IHF Head Office in Basle.The total amount of those compensation fees will be approximately 1 million Swiss Franc for every Men’s World Championship, starting with the tournament in Sweden in 2011. Those compensation fees are divided  in an IHF compensation for the players per day (not per match) and a club bonus system for the time of training and preparation the player spend  for the World Championships. The amount of the daily compensation will be in total 736.000 Swiss Franc, the bonus payment is 288.000 Swiss Franc.Including prize money, compensations, qualification bonus, host fee and insurance the IHF grants a total cost of 3,774 million Swiss Francs for each Men’s World Championship. The prize money increased to a total of 450.000 Swiss Francs – 200.000 Swiss Francs for the title holder, 150.000 Swiss Francs for the Silver medalist, 75.000 Swiss Franc for the Bronze medalist and 25.000 Swiss Franc for the fourth ranked team. read more