PRESS RELEASE: HEaTED Relocates to a New Home in 2020

By 2nd March 2020 March 27th, 2020 News

The NTDC has an ever-growing list of Partner Affiliate institutions, and we are working hard to create a robust network of organisations to support technicians across the UK and further afield. With that in mind, we have some exciting news for you…

HEaTED Relocates to a New Home in 2020

We are delighted to announce that as of 2 March 2020, Higher Education and Technician’s Educational Development (HEaTED) will be moving from its home at the STEM Learning Centre to be co-located with the National Technician Development Centre at the University of Sheffield.

“The NTDC is looking forward to supporting HEaTED as it advances into the next stage of its development as part of our partnership activities. Being under one roof provides the ideal opportunity for both organisations to come together for the benefit of the technical community as a whole.”

– Terry Croft MBE, Founding Director, NTDC

HEaTED is the UK’s leading provider of professional development and networking for the technical workforce across all disciplines. HEaTED provides CPD events and courses, one-to-one training and bespoke support for technical services that not only meet the training and career development needs of the technical workforce, but also align to an ever-changing HE sector.

The move to bring HEaTED and the NTDC together emphasises the importance of the NTDC as a leading organisation supporting technical communities within the UK. The NTDC provides higher education and research institutions with access to information, expertise and tools that will enable them to create a sustainable future for their technical staff and services.

Professor Koen Lamberts, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Higher Education and Technician’s Educational Development to the University. Technical services staff play an incredibly important role not just in our institution but in research and innovation across the UK.

“Here at the University of Sheffield, our technicians enable our world class research and make vital contributions to our learning and teaching for students. The National Technician Development Centre, led by Terry Croft and his colleagues, has helped to develop the careers of technicians in Sheffield and throughout the UK since its launch in 2018. We’re looking forward to seeing how it can now work much more closely with HEaTED to support the careers of even more technicians.” 

David Thorpe, Chief Operating Officer at STEM Learning, added: “The NTDC is nationally recognised as the sector’s key organisation supporting higher education institutions and technical communities across the UK. It is the ideal home for HEaTED in order to maximize its impact for practicing technicians.”