IMechE Argyll Ruane strategic partnership agreement

On February 1st, the President of the Institute of Corrosion (ICorr), Stephen Tate, met with Chris Kirby, Advisor, and ICorr Training Manager, Dale O’Reilly, of IMechE Argyll Ruane (IAR), to officially sign a further ten-year partnership agreement between the Institute of Corrosion and IMechE Argyll Ruane, for training course delivery.

The ICorr scheme is undergoing a period of rapid expansion, with significant investment being made by both ICorr and IAR to enhance their service provision. The revised partnership agreement demonstrates a further commitment to this collaborative approach, utilising the knowledge and skills across both organisations to further develop the course content, systems, and processes, to ensure the very best training courses are provided to corrosion clients around the world.

IMechE Argyll Ruane have been delivering corrosion and coatings inspection training courses, and examinations accredited by the Institute of Corrosion for over 20 years, and have supported the expansion of the ICorr certification scheme around the globe by forming partnerships with key organisations to be able in future to provide classroom and online training in the UK, Europe, Turkey, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, North Africa, the Middle East, and Australia.

Chris Kirby and President of ICorr, Stephen Tate, signing new 10-year partnership agreement.

The partnership enables both organisations to push forward with their strategic objectives of achieving:

• A greater provision to offer online and blended approaches for courses – enabling greater flexibility in course offering, and supporting an industry desire to keep the face-to-face element of the course compact, effectively utilising contact time with the trainer whilst maintaining the high quality of the course content. For example, candidates will soon be able to complete online elements for courses such as Level 2 Insulation Inspector and Passive Fire Protection (PFP) Inspector, prior to attending the course.

• A commitment to standardising course requirements/syllabi – implementing new protocols and continual improvement processes for the development of new, and the reviewing of current, course syllabi, ensuring clients receive the highest standard of training courses to meet the changing requirements of industry.

• An ability to partner with a greater number of organisations – aligning with the Institute of Corrosion’s vision of expanding the global influence of the ICorr certification scheme.

Chris Kirby Advisor, President of ICorr Stephen Tate, and IMechE Argyll Ruane ICorr Manager Dale O’Reilly.

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