The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) promoted the value of choosing a career in the plumbing and heating industry at this years’ Worcestershire Skills Show.
The Institute demonstrated its augmented gas boiler servicing interactive learning product at the show, which has been created by the CIPHE in collaboration with Worcester Bosch. This is part of a series of new digital continuing professional development (CPD) resources, created by the CIPHE in conjunction with leading manufacturers.
Paul Harmer, Lead Technical Consultant at the CIPHE commented: “As an industry we are continuing to experience a skills deficit, which is why it is so important that we work together to engage with young people. By showcasing the gas boiler servicing resource, which is educational whilst also being interactive and fun, we were able to get the young people at the show talking about their options. This is really important, as for many of these 9-16-year olds, it was the first time they had thought about what they wanted to do as a career.”
Martyn Bridges, Director of Technical Communication and Product Management at Worcester Bosch, said: “Encouraging more young people to enter the trade is a responsibility shared by the entire industry, and Worcester Bosch is proud to be front and centre of this drive. Harnessing technology to create interesting learning resources, such as the gas boiler servicing game, is one of many ways we are playing our part to inspire the next generation of plumbing and heating engineers.”