Construction Hub Project Launch
On Tuesday 8th February, Stevenage Borough Council, North Hertfordshire College, Job Centre Plus and several construction industry partners launched its brand new Construction Hub project on the Engineering and Construction campus in Fulton Close.
The project is an exciting skills and employment collaboration funded through the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and provides construction skills related training to create a skilled, local workforce for those living in and around Stevenage and the wider Hertfordshire region.
At the event, Cllr Sharon Taylor, OBE, Leader of Stevenage Borough Council as well as others spoke about the construction hub, and the benefits it brings to the town. Tours of the campus were also on offer, so everyone could see the amazing training facilities we have on our doorstep in Stevenage.
The NHC Construction Hub delivers further collaboration with major contractors and Hertfordshire Job Centre Plus to deliver a flexible training solution. Partner organisations including The Hill Group, Merit Health, Galliford Try, Wates and Mulalley & Co are also offering on-site experiences as part of their partnership to provide an insight into day-to-day site practice and valuable onsite trade experiences that ensure Hub students are better prepared to enter the construction industry.
Cllr Sharon Taylor, OBE, Leader of Stevenage Borough Council, said: “We are delivering a £1bn transformation of our town centre whilst also building hundreds of new social and affordable homes, along with investing to improve our current tenant council homes. It is vital to us that local people benefit as much as possible from these investments, so I am delighted that we are working in partnership with North Herts College, Job Centre+ and our contractors to run the Stevenage Construction Hub which will provide our residents with high quality training and employment opportunities.”
Kit Davies, Principal of North Hertfordshire College, said: “We are really excited about this project, it brings together college training, industry partners, regeneration schemes and local people to build skills and opportunities in the construction sector. At a time when the construction industry is looking to expand, upskill and train new and motivated individuals, the NHC Construction Hub provides the facility, resources and partnerships to achieve this.
“Our employer partners have been essential in this process, providing the knowledge and support for developing minds, and opening up opportunities and experiences for students of all ages. We have seen many successful collaborations come through the Hub already, and our students have gone on to begin their construction careers as a result of the opportunities the Hub brought to them. We look forward to expanding on these successes in the future.”
For more information about the Construction Hub project visit: https://stevenage-even-better.com/the-construction-hub/