The University of Glamorgan Business School as secured £1.3m in funding for the Innovative Supply Chain Aerospace Programme (InSCAPe).
The programme, led by Professor Andrew Thomas, will train three hundred participants currently employed in the aerospace industry in supply chain and operations management practices and systems.
The participants will work for aerospace companies across Wales and these will include amongst others, British Airways based in South Wales and Hawker Beechcraft based in North Wales.
The ground breaking European Social Fund project will employ two Senior Lecturers and one Project Manager over the course of two and half years
Professor Thomas said, “The Aerospace industry has established itself as one of the key growth areas that is contributing positively to the economy of Wales.
“InSCAPe aims to assist the aerospace industry by providing leading edge training and development to staff within this sector in order to maintain its competitiveness in this highly globalised market. InSCAPe will deliver true Work Based Learning by embedding staff within the companies so that supply chain practices can be developed without the staff having to attend the University. The focus is on achieving bottom line results for the companies whilst ensuring the staff obtain internationally recognised qualifications.”