Associations to build lighting training qualifications

Leading trade associations representing the electrical contracting and lighting industries have become partners to bring quality lighting training and qualifications to the electrical contracting industry.

Under the agreement signed this month by David Pollock, group CEO of the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) and Eddie Taylor, chief executive of the Lighting Industry Federation (LIF), the two bodies will collaborate to jointly build training qualifications and expand the development of the existing training courses to satisfy the changing needs of all those engaged in lighting installation and maintenance work.

David Pollock said “We are delighted to be able to work with our LIF colleagues to progress qualifications and training standards for electrical contractors involved in the hugely important lighting sector. ECA and LIF also share a mutual objective to drive forward the energy efficient lighting agenda”.

The agreement paves the way for the development of joint courses and other training projects, and both Associations are keen to promote increased specification and installation of cost and energy saving lighting solutions within existing buildings as well as new properties.

Eddie Taylor said “Training in lighting knowledge and skills is vital to the development of our members’ businesses and the customer service they offer. ECA and LIF have co-operated closely over many years on areas of common interest to both industries, I’m very pleased therefore with this new initiative with respect to training between the two organisations.”

The partnership also brings immediate benefits to members of both Associations, who can take advantage of reciprocal member rates across existing ECA and LIF training courses.