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New Man At CFA Has Passion For Training

TRACY GREGORY has started work as the new CFA training manager. He is based in the CFA office in Nottingham.
Richard Catt, ceo of the CFA, welcomed Tracy to his new role, and commented: ‘Tracy brings with him a wealth of training experience that will complement the existing team and strengthen the training opportunities and benefit that we bring to members.
‘FITA will naturally form a major part of Tracy’s role, but will include the wider training needs of CFA members and annual update of the CFA’s training guide.’
Tracy started his career 28 years ago as a trainee manager with the Co-op. He then spent 14 years in food retail management with the Co-op, Macro and then Kwik-Save. During this time he was a training store manager and achieved his NVQ assessor’s award.
‘It was then that I realised that training was my passion,’ explains Tracy. ‘At that point I became fully involved in the training industry. Initially I worked delivering NVQ’s and apprenticeships around the country and in different industries, before becoming a training and centre manager.
‘My role then expanded to ensure the quality of delivery and develop the methodology of the training companies to ensure the best experience for the learners’.
He has also worked with companies such as Alton Towers and DFS to produce bespoke training courses. He is looking forward to working with members of the CFA and promoting the association’s training programme.
He will be heavily involved with FITA (the Flooring Industry Training Association) which offers professional training for the flooring industry.
FITA offers courses to suit not only beginners just getting started in the industry, but also upskilling courses aimed towards seasoned professionals too, suiting both domestic and commercial installers. QA assessments are also conducted.
FITA now also offers floorlayers help to obtain an NVQ through a specialist upskilling programme (SUP) for impervious flooring.
Tracy Gregory can be contacted at the CFA office.
T: 0115 941 1126

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