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Construct Your Future at Tresham

30.01.2015

 

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Tresham is responding to an increased need for skills training in the Construction industry by improving links with employers across Northamptonshire and increasing the number of apprenticeships available for young people to start their career in a growing industry.

 

A recent report by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has predicted an increase of more than 15,000 jobs within the Construction industry in the East Midlands over the next four years resulting in a rise in demand for a skilled workforce.

 

In Northamptonshire alone, there are plans to build nearly 87,000 new dwellings by 2021 (according to SEMLEP) which is at a higher rate than is currently being achieved and equates to 10,800 homes per year.

 

On Saturday 7th February from 10am till 1pm Tresham is hosting its first Apprenticeship Open Day at the Corby campus to show off the workshop areas used for Brickwork, Plumbing, Painting and Decorating and Carpentry as well as much more.

 

Roger Stone, CITB Sector Strategy Manager for the East Midlands, said:

“This report is terrific news for the region and shows the construction industry is making a strong comeback.
“Worryingly, though, construction is facing a skills gap, with projects potentially held back due to a lack of skilled workers. That’s why CITB is working with industry to attract the next generation of workers and encourage skilled tradespeople who left the industry in the recession to return.
“This positive forecast shows that now is the right time to start, or return, to a rewarding career in construction.”

Rachel Kay, Managing Director and Deputy Principal at Tresham said:

“We have over 100 vacancies for apprenticeships which we are hoping to fill on Saturday 7th February at our specialist Apprenticeship Open Day and with the news that there are going to be more job openings within the Construction industry we will continue to develop partnerships with housing developers to ensure our apprentices have work to go into and gain on the job experience for a successful career.”

For more information about studying Apprenticeships or Construction at Tresham a number of events are being held in addition to general information events being held next week at the college:

 

  • Saturday 7th February 2015 at the Oakley Road, Corby campus from 10am – 1pm
  • Tuesday 24th February 2015 at the Church Street, Wellingborough campus from 6-8pm
  • Thursday 26th February 2015 at the Windmill Avenue, Kettering campus from 6-8pm
  • Saturday 28th February 2015 at the Windmill Avenue, Kettering campus from 10am-1pm

More information can be found at www.evolve-tresham.co.uk or contact us on 01536 419570.

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