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Apprenticeship training specialist JTL has opened yet another dedicated training centre – this time a significant investment in a new electrical centre on the campus at Mid-Kent College in Maidstone.

The official opening of the new centre was carried out by local MP Helen Grant who has recently been appointed as the new Chair of the Apprenticeship Diversity Champions Network. The opening took place in front of a large group of invited guests including staff from MidKent College, its Principal and Chief Executive Simon Cook and a substantial number of local employers who already have apprentices training at the centre.

More than half of tradespeople (57%) struggle to find skilled labour – 37% think apprenticeships are not respected as much as university and 31% believe school leavers are put off by a poor perception of trade careers

Logic Certification (LCL) has welcomed the brand new Energy Academy to the LCL family. Swale Heating, based in Sittingbourne, Kent, is one of the UK's leading independently-owned heating companies and has invested £100,000 in a new training facility. The state of the art centre offers in-house training for Swale Heating staff as well as a comprehensive range of courses for plumbers, installers, electricians and gas engineers outside the company.

Luceco has supplied specialist LED floodlighting to Bristol Fruit Market. Based in St Phillips Marsh, buyers from local businesses have access to the finest fresh produce from around the globe.

ESP continues to develop its Aperta range of door entry products and following the success of its Wi-Fi Door Stations launched earlier this year, the company has now introduced a battery-powered version - making it quicker and easier than ever to install a security solution, without the need for cabling.

Launched earlier this year, Scolmore Group’s Deco Plus is an extensive range of wiring accessories that is designed to bring even greater choice and flexibility at the premium end of the electrical accessories industry.

Olson Electronics has recently released its new website to enable purchasing of its products online for the very first time. The website is a significant improvement from their previous version and has been released in-line with their 55-years of British manufacturing celebration. With Olson being the market leader of PDUs and highly regarded within the industry, I can already see this will be welcomed by all of Olson’s current and future customers.

By Stewart Langdon MSLL, business development director, Mackwell Electronics

So, the scene has been set, we have our smart tool, the phone or tablet; we have Apps and we have wireless, 4G and other smart networks which is great news, but what does it really give us? Well to be honest, this is where the hype kicks in and perhaps the confusion. For a definition of the Internet of Things I refer you to this definition from Wikipedia; the Internet of Things is the internetworking of physical devices, vehicles (also referred to as ‘connected devices’ and ‘smart devices’), buildings and other items embedded with electronics, software sensors, actuators and network connectivity that enable these objects to collect and exchange data

Netwise Hosting is an innovative and forward thinking company, and one of London's leading data centres. Based in central London, their facilities and systems have been designed and built in-house, allowing for strong working relationships with all the technology suppliers, not least EcoCooling. Netwise have just completed their second EcoCooling installation within their estate, This case study documents these first 2 phases and possible future plans.

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