Lib Dem Council welcomes construction training in borough

Sutton Council celebrates the decision to provide construction training for young people and adults in the borough. Sutton and District Training have tackled the issue of shortages in the construction workforce by providing a sixteen-week construction course. This initiative will teach students important construction multi-skills, including painting, decorating and carpentry.

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This is part of a wider mission involving the Lib Dem-run Council, Sutton Housing Partnership, Sutton and District Training and local employers, to develop training and employment opportunities for young people and adults. Upon completion of the course, students will receive a CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) card and be ready to work on building sites around the borough.

Cllr Jayne McCoy, Chair of the Housing, Economy and Business Committee, said: “We are very pleased that Sutton and District Training has taken over a building in Rosehill to train people in the construction skills they need to work on sites in the borough. This is a great example of the council working with local partners to provide important training provision in the borough.” 

And Cllr Jean Crossby, Ward Councillor for St Helier, said: “This is a first-class example of working together, giving borough residents apprenticeship training that’s helping them with a better future and employment.” 

This course is beneficial for both the students involved and the borough as a whole. Sutton shall benefit enormously from the greater number of qualified construction workers, who will complete their work to the highest standard. 

The construction training courses will run two days a week in the former Building Live Training Academy on St Helier Avenue. Twenty adult learners have already signed up, and if you are interested in the next training course contact Sutton and District Training on 020 8687 5225 or 07977 122 590. Alternatively, email Vik Seenayah, business consultant at Sutton and District Training, on the address vik.seenayah@suttondistrict.co.uk. 

There is also an open day, held on Thursday 19th of October from 10:30 to 11:30 AM at 5-6 Rosehill Court, St Helier Avenue. If you think you may be interested in a construction training course, then come along to find out what it’s all about! 

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