Fingers crossed for Friday

The SQA Star Awards take place in Edinburgh on Friday, and TICA's been shortlisted. The annual Scottish Qualifications Authority awards recognise commitment, achievement and innovation across Scottish education and training. TICA is in the running for the 'Centre of the Year' accolade, and has been shortlisted against two other providers. [read more]

TICA Celebrates 60 Years

A UNIQUE industry-backed training organisation has marked a 60 year milestone in its history with a diamond anniversary celebration. Darlington-based Thermal Insulation Contractors Association (TICA), the sole provider of Thermal Insulation Apprenticeships within the UK, celebrated with members at a champagne reception followed by a black[read more]

Charity of the Year

The TICA/ACAD Charity of the Year has been announced. Members chose to support the British Heart Foundation, with generous guests at TICA's 60th anniversary celebrations raising more than £2000 for the charity in Manchester at the beginning of October. Staff, learners and members will organise fundraising activities to benefit the charity ove[read more]

Taking Winning to the Next Level

Our first ever L3 Apprentice of the Year is Derrick Rodger!  Del, who works for Actavo Ltd, was chosen from the five apprentices who were the first to complete the new qualification with TICA. “Del excelled throughout the apprenticeship,” explains Assessor Kevin Fleetham. “All the candidates really took to the new course and the challenges of[read more]

Level 2 Apprentice of the Year

Hertel’s Neil Routledge is TICA’s Apprentice of the Year. Neil triumphed over his fellow apprentices to earn the accolade; following the rigorous skills test assessment held at The National Training Centre in the summer. Neil was one of TICA’s eight best performing apprentices who were put forward to complete the day-long test session, which saw[read more]

Celebrate our 60th

TICA is 60 this year, and we're planning our biggest ever annual event. It's a black tie dinner on Thursday 5 October 2017 at Manchester's Hilton Deansgate Hotel. We'd love you to be there. Our 60th is going to be a one-off departure from our usual daytime networking event. We'll start at 6pm with a brief, informal AGM followed by a cha[read more]

TICA Fundraising!

Each year, TICA and ACAD staff, members and apprentices contribute to a chosen good-cause through a range of fundraising activities.  Our charity year starts at the ACAD golf and dinner event in June, when fundraising forms a key part of this ever popular event. In 2016 we’re going to be helping two Forces’ charities. Help for Heroes p[read more]

Apprentice of the Year 2016

We hold a Skills Competition for the top performing Apprentices across the country. We hold a Skills Competition for the top performing Apprentices across the UK. The workmanship this year was outstanding and all of the apprentices impressed the judges. We were pleased to announce the Apprentice of the Year 2016 is Lee McCubbin of Solway Insulat[read more]

Huge Success for TICA AGM

Simon Weston CBE, has gone down as one of the most popular guest speakers following another hugely successful TICA Annual Lunch, held this year at York Race Course. A veteran of the British Army, Simon became known throughout the United Kingdom for his recover and charity work after suffering severe burn injuries during the Falklands War. Ove[read more]

Regionals Roundup

The spring round of regional meetings has now finished, with TICA speaking with members in each of the five regions from Scotland to the South Coast. Information on the incoming CSCS Affiliate Card for TICA trained operatives was given; with feedback on the scheme extremely positive. As well as being the industry trade association, TICA also [read more]