The Lead Sheet Training Academy (LSTA) has announced the appointment of new general manager, Nick DuGard, who will be leading the organisation in its next phase of development.
Nick joins the organisation with a wealth of experience relevant to the construction training sector, having spent 15 years at City & Guilds as a regional business manager, where he was responsible for the delivery of sales revenues, business solutions, and the development of a broad range of qualification products throughout the UK.
As well as an in-depth understanding of the work-based training sector, he also brings a breadth of knowledge in wider funding potential as he has worked as a business and fundraising consultant in the sports world.
On starting his role at the LSTA, Nick said: “I am really looking forward to the challenge of growing what is already a very successful training operation. From basic to advanced courses within the specialist sector, we are the sole provider of the CITB SAPs programme, whilst also offering City & Guilds accredited lead and hard metal courses. Supporting experienced operatives through the delivery of OSAT levels 2 and Heritage level 3, we have a unique offer for the roofing industry, and I am passionate about getting the message about the benefits of training out to a wider audience.”