FTA sponsors IRTE conference for 3rd year

24th August 2016

FTA sponsors IRTE conference for 3rd year

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has announced it will be a proud sponsor of the Institute of Road Transport Engineers (IRTE) Conference next month for the third year in a row.

Set to be held at the Eastwood Hall in Nottingham on September 28th, the conference represents an opportunity for members of the transport engineering profession to come together to discuss the most pressing and important issues facing UK transport development and the sector in general in the years ahead.

Key topics that will be discussed at this year's event will include IRTE Workshop Accreditation, irtec licensing, technical training for technicians and the growing popularity of the FTA's Engineering Manager Training Course.

Outlining the major talking points that the organisation will be championing this year, FTA head of automotive Lawrie Alford commented: "FTA is committed to highlight the very real need to attract school and college leavers to our industry – reviewing apprenticeship standards and options for young people to succeed within our profession is key to keep modern vehicles moving.

"The advances of new technology can be challenging for many workshops, but this technology also provides an exciting opportunity for new entrants into transport and logistics."

This year's conference represents the chance to celebrate the ongoing successful partnership between the IRTE and FTA, while at the same time addressing some of the key issues faced by the UK transport sector in the current economic climate.