The Centre for Education and Manufacturing Excellence (CEME) is a not for profit education and manufacturing excellence organisation in the London Borough of Havering, specializing in offering specialist training in sectors which are in high demand across the country. CeMAP has two education programmes that are designed to train the future workforce. The first, the Curriculum Development Program (CDP), provides an intensive programme of learning and teaching across all key subjects including chemistry, mathematics, and physics, as well as providing a framework for students to build upon their knowledge and skills. The second, the Skills and Applications in Manufacturing and Technology (SABT) programme helps build skills in engineering, construction and materials science, while promoting careers in industries which provide great need. It is hoped that through the CEME, students will be better prepared for life in which it is necessary to know a certain amount about a wide range of different topics, both practical and theory based.
CeMAP was incorporated into the London Borough’s education programme at the end of 2021 as part of a wider initiative by the London Boroughs to promote an inclusive and supportive environment for young people. At that time, it was hoped that the inclusion of the ceme acronym would go a long way in reducing the disadvantage faced by some pupils with learning difficulties. The inclusion of the ceme abbreviated to CMV and the colours blue, yellow and red were chosen to help people identify with the institution and the services it offers, thus helping to build a positive attitude and outlook towards life. This branding has remained a major component of the London Borough’s curriculum for ever since. This branding is not seen at the national level, although some schools have adopted similar colour combination’s to represent themselves.
In 2021, the United Kingdom’s Cabinet Office for Health displayed the cemen abbreviation as a suitable replacement for PHE. Their reasons for doing this included the fact that ‘the syllabus now included the word cemen rather than PHE’. Other governments around the world have also thought about phishing scams that can be carried out by sending letters containing sensitive personal information. In response, the UK government announced that all health professionals within the NHS would be required to use the cemen abbreviation when speaking on the telephone. This move has been implemented across the whole of the NHS.