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Eplan partners with LCA Group to support apprenticeship training programme

Eplan partners with LCA Group to support apprenticeship training programme

Eplan has announced that it is partnering with LCA Group to Support Coleg Cambria’s electrical engineering apprenticeship training programme. After working with Eplan since 2017 and establishing a strong relationship, Eplan’s offer to higher education establishments was brought to the LCA Group’s attention by account manager, Simon Jackson.

From there, and in a UK first, LCA Group and Coleg Cambria agreed that the college would use Eplan in their upcoming courses, and that LCA Group would financially support the annual charge for students to gain access to Eplan support, which includes software updates and helpdesk facilities, for the next five years.

Coleg Cambria is a higher education college with six sites across North East Wales. Rated Excellent by Estyn, Coleg Cambria is one of the highest performing colleges in Wales, and it’s anticipated that more than 200 students each year, five engineering courses plus IMA (day release) will benefit from this partnership.

In addition to software and support being provided, Eplan will also be providing lesson plan materials to ensure that students have an identical learning experience to that which Eplan provides direct to its customers, and full training on the software for the course lecturer.

Teaching students to use CAE software is a new venture for the college – and a relatively new development for UK engineering. Prior to Eplan’s software, electrical engineers had to use mechanical engineering CAD packages to create their designs. Eplan’s software offers a bespoke system, with a proven capability to increase efficiency and facilitate an easier path between design and production.

Dan Jones, lecturer in electrical engineering, at Coleg Cambria IoT, says: “Having access to Eplan will mean our learners now have the opportunity to understand how modern industrial electrical panels are designed. Using an industry-standard CAE software system will provide them with valuable experience in creating and interpreting industrial panel electrical schematics.”

The EPLAN software and partnership with LCA Group, is due to be unveiled to students at the college’s Learning Centre on Thursday, 21 October 2021.


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