Armed forces to create new mine clearing qualifications

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Armed forces to create new mine clearing qualificationsOn 4 Nov 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Mine clearing skills are to be formally recognised with a new vocationalqualification. The armed services has developed the National/Scottish VocationalQualification in conjunction with the skills council SEMTA – the Science,Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies Alliance – and hopes thequalification will help armed forces personnel in their post-army careers. Ministry of Defence spokes-man, Lieutenant Colonel Charles Holman, said itmakes sense that the experience gained by servicemen working in explosiveordnance disposal is backed up with qualifications that are recognised beyond theforces. “These new qualifications will also benefit civilian organisations toensure greater recognition of the already high standards in the industry, whileproviding tools for management and individual career development and formalacknowledgement of the work of all practitioners in this dangerous anddemanding field,” he said. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img

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