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Materials Processing Institute delivers unique UK Steel training course

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David Egner delivers the training programme to the team at UK Steel

The Materials Processing Institute has delivered a unique training course for employers’ organisation, UK Steel.

Management coach David Egner carefully tailored the two-day course, entitled ‘Introduction to Steelmaking Processes’, which was attended by the entire UK Steel team at its London headquarters.

David, a Strategic Accounts Manager at the Middlesbrough-based Institute, created the bespoke course to increase the overall knowledge of the technical subject.

He said: “The challenge was to deliver a training programme to an audience with wide-ranging variations of prior knowledge while also making the course meaningful and beneficial to all the participants.

“To do this, rather than using one of our off-the-shelf courses, we decided to create a specific programme to meet the requirements of UK Steel using the vast suite of knowledge we have available at the Materials Processing Institute.”

David, who is certified to Six Sigma Black Belt level, has extensive experience of technology management in the steel industry, where he has managed research and development programmes to deliver new product developments, process enhancements and capital expenditure.

The Institute has been delivering Steel Industry Training Courses for a number of years covering a wide range of topics including: Steelmaking, Continuous Casting, Ironmaking, Cokemaking, Metallurgy and Technology Management.

It also runs workshops and other courses based on specialist requirements ranging from Electric Arc Furnaces to Casting Defects and Mould Powders.

Gareth Stace, UK Steel’s Director General, said: “Considering that as a team, we have widely different levels of steel sector knowledge, we all emerged from the sessions with a significantly enhanced understanding. The content of the course and its delivery was excellent.”

Chris McDonald, CEO of the Materials Processing Institute, said: “As a research and innovation centre, we have amassed a wealth of expertise and industry knowledge across a wide variety of processes. We are dedicated to working collaboratively with businesses and organisations such as UK Steel to meet their exact training requirements.”