NWRC offers new skills course in construction

Mon, 20/01/2020 - 13:42 -- Editor

A new skills course aimed at helping recent school leavers and those seeking a new career findemployment locally, has been launched in the North West. The six week specialist training programme is a joint enterprise between Hawthorn Heights Ltd,North West Regional College (NWRC), the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB NI) and Unitethe Union, and offers a guaranteed job interview for each of the candidates who complete thetraining. The course ‘Hawthorn Heights (Specialised Training) – the Fundamentals of Park Construction’ willgive 16 people the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of Park Construction at NWRC’s GreystoneCampus in Limavady. With no qualifications or experience needed, this is an opportunity for anyone seeking a newchallenge to apply for this specialised training programme and see where it can take them.Raymond Bolt, Curriculum Manager at NWRC said: “NWRC is pleased to be able to deliver thisspecialised training programme with support from CITB NI, Unite N.I., and in collaboration withHawthorn Heights. The college has a track record of delivering high quality industry-relevant trainingand we look forward to welcoming successful applicants to take part in the course.”
 Ciaran Farren, Hawthorn Heights said: “This is an excellent opportunity to join an expandingcompany, while gaining the essential skills required for your potential job role through the NWRC.We are excited to be partnering with the NWRC, CITB and Unite the Union to provide, what couldbe, a long term career for applicants within the programme.” Ciaran Brolly, Regional Learning Organiser (Construction) for UNITE trade union welcomed the newPartnership adding: “As well as giving them a taste of the Construction industry, it will also enablethem to show their enthusiasm to a potential future employer and help them to identify their ownstrengths as well as learning new skills. “ David Cooper, CITB NI added: “ This six week intensive training program will be delivered at NWRCbeginning on February 24th and will be followed by two weeks on the job placement with leadingPlay park providers, Hawthorn Heights.“The collaborative model of learning enables participants to gain valuable skills and gives them theopportunity to pursue a rewarding career in the construction sector. “Participants will complete a Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environmentalong with a CSR (Construction Skills Register) qualification. The program will cover the essentials ofPlay Park Construction and at the end of the course participants will be able to carry out generalhealth and safety aspects as well as specialised building of play park equipment. “ NWRC will host an information session on Wednesday, February 5, at 11 a.m at Greystone Campuswhere interested candidates can find out more about the Academy and apply for a place.To register for the session please log on to https://bit.ly/30AwyWtOr alternatively telephone 02871278750 to register your interest.