Established in 1966, East Kilbride and District Engineering Group Training Association Ltd (EKGTA) is a not for profit organization providing businesses with locally based training provisions.
One of their key business areas involves the training of modern apprentices in engineering and related disciplines and they have a fantastic reputation in this field.
Their full training portfolio in fact is extremely broad and they are committed to offering nationally recognised standards at very competitive costs. With experience in providing specialist training courses to overseas students, EKGTA can also offer customised training to meet the needs of the individual or sponsor company. Where appropriate, EKGTA also ensure all of their courses are linked to Certified Qualifications.
EKGTA recently bought two new Dugard, ECO 760 VMC’s to complement the existing lathes and machining centres they had on site.
After doing extensive market research and listening to the needs of their customers, EKGTA took the decision to order the Dugard VMC’s as they knew this would keep their business at the forefront of technology.
With the amount of customers using their training facility equipment on a daily basis it was vital for EKGTA to offer training on cutting edge machine tools that feature in many businesses throughout Scotland and for this reason Dugard was by far the most logical choice.
Derek Syme advised, “It is imperative for EKGTA to keep up with technology and invest in the right reliable machine tools. Having seen many engineers in the area buy Dugard machines it was only right for us to explore this avenue. We have had the VMCs for several months and already educated many apprentices on the benefits of the Siemens control system that they operate.”
EKGTA is committed to achieving quality in all aspects of its business from training design and delivery to use of resources and the new Dugard machines have helped to ensure they maintain this ambition.