Building firm’s powerful idea boosts students
8:57am Wednesday 27th February 2013 in News
n BOLTON construction firm Seddon Construction has launched a new partnership with the town’s POWERWAVE Skills Centre to help construction students build for a career in the industry.
Based at Rivington and Blackrod High School, the Skills Centre provides BTEC and City and Guilds construction training for Year 10 and 11 students, aged between 14 and 16, from schools across Bolton.
About 100 students attend the centre each week to learn brickwork, joinery and other construction trades.
Seddon will provide a range of mentoring guidance and support for POWERWAVE students.
Seddon staff will be visiting the Skills Centre regularly to talk to students about their jobs and the industry while the company will also arrange work experience placements for students and advise them on apprenticeships.
In addition Seddon, based in Plodder Lane, Farnworth, is sponsoring a new outstanding achievement award which will be given to the best POWERWAVE student each term.
POWERWAVE Skills Centre manager Damien Bradley said: “This kind of support from Seddon Construction makes a huge difference to our work with students.
“The company’s input gives the student the industry perspective on the academic work we do here and when a business like Seddon is prepared to put in the time and effort with the young people it shows them that the construction industry can offer them a real future.”
Seddon Construction training manager Tony Costello added: “Providing opportunities and mentoring guidance for young people is a key part of our work developing a new generation of construction professionals.”