The HCTA Committee have been working hard over the last year to implement positive change within the Association. The “image” of the Association was felt to be dated and our website was on a platform that isn’t compatible with modern technology such as smart-phones and tablets which are now predominantly used to view content.
The committee engaged the services of design agency Teapot Creative with a brief to create a more relevant image and a website that is capable of being viewed on all devices and that is more dynamic and easy to keep updated with information useful to members and those seeking training in our sectors.
The new website is now live and members will see further changes to the look of the Association over coming months as and when new association materials are re-printed, starting with new style membership certificates which will be issued this year.
It has been recognised by the current committee that much has changed since the Association was formed in the early 1990’s. Back then the core membership were the Local Authorities own training centres and co-ordination with organisations such as the County Surveyors Society and LGMB was commonplace. Changes in the structure of the Construction and Highways training sector mean that other relationships need to be built if the Association is to remain relevant and to continue to be recognised by Awarding Organisations and other standard setting bodies. To this end, the committee are currently working on a Development Plan to increase membership and to further future involvment in Industry changes.