New £10.8m construction centre on target to open on time

An artist's impression of the new construction centre being built in Barnsley

An artist's impression of the new construction centre being built in Barnsley

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A new £10.8 million Construction Centre at Barnsley College’s Honeywell Campus is on track to open on time.

The new centre will open to students in September 2015, providing state-of-the-art facilities for study in a range of construction trades, including brickwork, wall and floor tiling, plumbing, plastering, joinery, painting and decorating and technician studies.

Facilities will include new workshops, classrooms and machinery.

Philip Harris, Head of Construction at the college, said: “The new Construction Centre at Barnsley College will provide world class training and facilities for local people to obtain the necessary skills and attributes in order to meet the significant growing demand in work opportunities, which also addresses the skills shortage in the sector.

“From September 2015 learners who are studying a full time Construction course at the college will have the opportunity to undertake work experience within the industry, providing our students with further opportunities for their future after they leave college.”

Andrew Fairest, the college’s Vice Principal for Property Development, added: “We are very pleased that this exciting new development will enable us to provide students with top quality facilities in which to learn.”

The college has received cash from the Skills Funding Agency, covering a third of the cost of the project.

For more information call 01226 216123.

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