Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Stephen Metcalfe MP celebrates 30 years of ITEC Learning Technologies

Local MP Stephen Metcalfe recently paid a visit to Basildon based ITEC Learning Technologies to celebrate 30 years of service provision in the local area.

ITEC have been established in Basildon since 1984, providing a wide range of training programmes and courses to people of all ages and to SMEs across Essex. They also have a fantastic track record of supporting young people.

Each year they attract hundreds of applications to their technical IT apprenticeship programmes and also run an Alternative Education Programme which offers to training to 14-16 years old students who are no longer in mainstream education. These programmes have gone from strength to strength, with many transferring on to an Apprenticeship programme on leaving school.

Mr Metcalfe commented: “As well as offering excellent training opportunities to businesses throughout the County, ITEC make an invaluable contribution to the lives of young people in the local area.”

“They are committed to training apprentices and to offering opportunities to those who have struggled in mainstream education. They also sponsor both Pitsea and Bowers Gifford Football Clubs. I would like to thank ITEC for their ongoing efforts in the community and congratulate them on 30years of brilliant service to Basildon. I look forward to seeing what the next 30 years have in store!”