LG has celebrated the official opening of its training academy at its new headquarters in Brooklands with an open day attended by the media, distributors, installers, contractors and team members.
The new offices are located next to the historic motor racing circuit near Weybridge in Surrey and house a new training academy that was opened on the day by LG’s UK President Mr Ki Kwon (pictured right). The centre includes areas for trainees to get ‘hands on’ with all the LG products – air conditioning, heating and user interfaces.
Head of air conditioning and energy solutions in the UK, Jody Lees, welcomed visitors and expressed his pleasure and pride at the quality of the new training academy, stressing how vital training is to LG as part of the package it offers.
He said: “We’ve trained more than 3000 people in the past seven years and in the past four years we’ve seen the number coming through our training courses almost quadruple.”
He continued: “We want to see an ever expanding number of engineers coming on our courses and we’re proud to provide this training free of charge. It’s an integral part of what we offer and it’s vital that it’s taken up.”
The launch of the LG Si – Specialist installer - programme has moved the training agenda forward and the company says that the LG Distributor customers are arguably the most highly trained individuals in the sector. This programme will continue to be rolled out in 2016 when LG will see large numbers of new engineers and a number of existing team members heading back for further training to keep them at the cutting edge of LG technology.
Visitors to the open day were introduced to the full range of LG equipment as they were shown around the academy – including the Therma V ranges of air to water heat pumps which are taking the sector by storm, the Multi V VRF range of equipment, the engineered solutions on offer from LG and the wide range of user interfaces from simple controls to the most advanced options that can interface with the most complex of building controls systems on commercial properties.
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