Coventry & Warwickshire

Stratford-upon-Avon College opens construction academy

A new construction academy has been officially opened at a college in Warwickshire.

Stratford-upon-Avon College said there were about 70 students in the academy, 20 of whom were apprentices working with local employers.

Peter Young, manager of the academy, said the building was "primarily for the delivery of brickwork skills".

The new facility, to offer workplace conditions, was officially opened by Stratford MP Nadhim Zahawi.

Mr Young said the academy was "purpose built to allow students to work on full scale projects including a permanent scaffolding fixture, all year round".

"The projects have been designed so that other trades such as electricians and carpenters can work with the bricklayers in a realistic way to imitate the conditions that will be experienced in the workplace," he explained.

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