Lantra, one of the leading awarding organisation's for the land-based sector and a one-stop shop for nationally recognised industry training and qualification in the UK, is to attend Europe's largest turf management show which is set to hit the Birmingham NEC in November.
Representatives from Lantra will be descending on the Saltex exhibition to meet grounds' care volunteers, professionals, suppliers, and manufacturers and to provide information and advice on training courses, qualifications and opportunities that could lead to becoming a Lantra Instructor or Assessor.
Saltex, which takes place at the Birmingham NEC from November 2 to 3, is now in its 76th year and this year, 400 brands are expected to showcase their products and services across three halls at the venue.
The Lantra team will be using the event to reinforce how training can help address the skills gap in the landscape sector.
They'll provide information on their work, and demonstrate how, through training initiatives, courses and qualifications, this major industry issue can be tackled.
David Fisher, Lantra's Head of Industry Partnerships, said he is very much looking forward to attending the event and fly the flag for training, lifelong learning, and the need to address the skills shortage issue in the land-based sector as a whole.
He said: "Saltex provides us with another excellent platform to showcase our quality training courses and nationally recognised qualifications that are delivered through a national network of training Provider Partners.
"During this major event we look forward to meeting all those involved, or who have an interest, in grounds' care and turf management.
"We want, to look at the challenges faced by the sector and demonstrate how we are here to help, listen and provide people with the tools and training they need to hone their skills and development.
"Saltex will provide us with a great opportunity to meet up with industry contacts and get to hear first-hand about the latest developments and requirements in the industry.
"We always gain useful intel on what knowledge and skills operators are prioritising to inform our training and qualifications. Lantra will be exhibiting at Stand K124 so please come along and see us.
"Who knows it may result in becoming a Lantra Instructor or Assessor of the future," David added.
To register to attend the free event please visit https://eventdata.uk/Forms/Form.aspx?FormRef=SALB2Visitor&TrackingCode=SALTEXWEB
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