Howden Academy extends postgraduate training programme

22 October 2012

Howden Academy extends postgraduate training programme

The Howden Academy has delivered specialist training to more than 400 graduates

Howden has extended its innovative method of postgraduate staff training to the customers, agents, consultants and other individuals who work with its wide range of products.

The Scotland-based engineering company designs, engineers and manufactures air and gas handling equipment, including industrial fans, process gas compressors and rotary heat exchangers.

Created in 2008, the Howden Academy is an international postgraduate programme hosted by Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU). 

In the last four years it has delivered specialist operational training to more than 400 of the company’s engineering graduates.

Now, the ‘Developing Excellence through Partnership’ programme will extend the Howden Academy’s specialist engineering classes to  a range of well known internationally recognised companies and global partners.

Around 50 ‘delegates’ comprise the Partnership’s first intake of students and they will begin the programme in October.

Ian Brander, Howden Chief Executive Officer, said:  “We pride ourselves on listening to our partners and the new ‘Developing Excellence through Partnership’ programme will support the continuous personal and business development of both ourselves and our partners.”

Meron Reid, Head of Howden Academy, said: “Howden has a long tradition of working with its partners to the benefit of both. One of our stated business values is ‘customers talk, we listen’.

“With this new programme, we will deliver high-quality interactive training which will be provided by Howden product specialists.  The aim is to promote an exchange of information and ideas which will drive innovation and ensure the ongoing success of our partnerships."

Professor Pamela Gillies, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Glasgow Caledonian University, said: “Howden Academy is a truly innovative partnership between our university and an industry leader in the field of engineering, and we are delighted to help the company extend this pioneering approach into a new and exciting area.

“It is rare that prestigious international companies such as Howden and universities like GCU come together to co-create and present new educational programmes. This fresh approach is, however, surely the way to deliver the relevant education and expertise that industries need.”