The Technician Apprenticeships Consortium (TAC) brings together consultancy and engineering firms to encourage the recruitment and training of technician and degree apprentices, helping members to meet their business and HR needs. Chris replaces outgoing chair, Graham Nicholson, who has been in post since June 2012.
Commenting on his election as TAC chair Chris Burton, business development director at Tony Gee and Partners, said: "I believe that apprenticeships, at all levels, are set to become a significant contributor to the industry to provide the skills and resource it needs. TAC will continue its vital role in developing the talent pipeline and provide encouragement and opportunity for young people at our member organisations. I am delighted to be taking this forward."
Outgoing chair Graham Nicholson said: "It's been a real pleasure to work with the consortium's committed companies over the last six years. During this time, we have developed and delivered new technician and degree design apprenticeships and I'm pleased to leave the consortium in the safe hands of Chris, who I know well as a colleague at Tony Gee and Partners. He will ensure that TAC continues the vital work of bringing talented apprentices into our industry at all levels."
Chris's commitment to engineering, particularly skills, has seen him serve ICE in a number of capacities. In addition to his role as Chair of ICE's Qualifications Panel, he has been a Supervising Civil Engineer and a Professional Reviewer since 2000 and has served as a member of ICE's Council on two separate occasions. He has also previously been a member of ICE's Professional Conduct and Fellowship Panels and was a regional chairman from 2005 to 2006.