Construction college opens

A centre in North Liverpool to train young people for jobs in the construction industry opened on Friday.

The North Liverpool Construction Training Centre has been developed by the North Liverpool Regeneration Company. It will target young people aged 16-18 years, 90% of them not in education, employment or training, to support them into employment within the construction industry via funding from the Skills Funding Agency.

NLRC has been delivering apprenticeships in construction since 2009, training between 70 and 120 young people each year and helping them into employment. This has been achieved through relationships with a number of employers including Nobles, David Wilson Homes and Advent.

NLRCo has now converted a warehouse in St Anne Street into a modern construction college. It will provide dedicated training facilities, refurbished by the apprentices themselves in plastering, bricklaying and joinery.

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