The Association of Ductwork Contractors and Allied Services (ADCAS) was quick to identify the skills shortage facing the ductwork industry and has been heavily involved in training initiatives, from setting up the first college based NVQ L3 course in ductwork to helping to establish a new Trailblazer apprenticeship.

The craftsman Trailblazer brought large sections of the ductwork industry together as individuals from a host of different companies spent more than two years ensuring it was written and approved in accordance to strict government guidelines.

As part of its commitment to safeguarding the future of the industry, ADCAS has set up a training working group which meets regularly to discuss the needs of the industry and the availability of training in the current market.