Works begin at Lakes College Training Centre

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Works begin at Lakes College Training Centre

The Construction division have recently begun building work at Lakes College, where the team are responsible for the multi-million pound construction of the college’s Heavy Civils Training Centre.

The Centre is due to open its doors to its first students in September 2021, offering training programmes within the nuclear and civil engineering sectors.

Emma Porter, Construction Managing Director, said: “We’re delighted to work in partnership with Lakes College to deliver the new Heavy Civils Training Facility, supporting young people in West Cumbria to gain the skills and experience needed to further their careers.

“The construction sector is an important part of our local economy; to keep the industry thriving and create further employment opportunities we need the skills and resources to bring up the next generation of skilled construction workers.”

As part of the contract, Story Contracting will be hosting a virtual work experience week for local Cumbrian students, in which ten from Lakes College will be involved, demonstrating the company’s continued commitment to investing in the next generation.

Chris Nattress, Lakes College Principal, said: “Since winning the contract to build and develop our Civil Engineering Training Centre, Story Contracting have been a real pleasure to work with.

“In addition to the very professional and committed approach to the build, Story have some excellent wider benefits for us as a college too, for example the excellent work experience opportunity for our construction trainees. Owing to COVID19 circumstances the folk at Story have moved over to online and virtual aspects of the programme to make sure our construction stars of the future don’t miss out. Great stuff!”

Commencing in mid-February, the week will offer a variety of business masterclasses ranging from HSQE and finance workshops, to a Q&A with our trainees and an interview skills session.

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