Royal praise for Training 2000

HRH the Duke of York has praised Training 2000 on its impressive facilities.

In a letter thanking the Blackburn-based training provider, His Royal Highness, wrote that he “very much appreciated the chance to meet so many apprentices and staff and greatly enjoyed the tour of the impressive facilities”.

A keen supporter and advocate of University Technical Colleges (UTCs), the Duke of York “greatly enjoyed the wide ranging discussion on the importance of promoting Apprenticeships and technical education institutions”.

He also asked to be kept informed of progress with Visions Learning Trust UTC , due to open in August 2013 in Burnley, of which Training 2000 is the lead sponsor.

After a tour of the state-of-the-art facilities, the Duke of York was presented with an inscribed pitch mark repairer as a memento of his visit.

Steve Gray, chief executive at Training 2000, said: “We thank His Royal Highness for taking time out of his busy schedule to visit and were thrilled that he could join us to celebrate the growing number of apprentices at Training 2000,” said Steve. “Our facilities and the support that we, as a Group Training Association, provide to our learners and employers are the things that we are most proud of and to be praised by the Duke of York in his letter is wonderful.”