Westminster Kingsway College launches new construction building

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College launches Construction Building

Monday 7 December 2015

Westminster Kingsway College launched its new construction teaching facility at the King’s Cross Centre on Thursday 3 December 2015.

The new site has been built to provide students with a real hands-on learning experience, helping them to develop the skills needed to gain employment opportunities within the construction industry. Charlie Mullins, Founder of Pimlico Plumbers was invited to talk at the launch and unveil a plaque for the new building alongside Andy Wilson, the College Principal and the Deputy Mayor of Camden, Nadia Shah.

Charlie Mullins said: “There has never been a better time than now to get into construction with so much property being built. The industry is currently booming and there is a massive skills shortage. Anyone thinking about a career in construction should know that you’re going to have a job for life and give yourself a great chance to earn loads of money! I was told exactly that 50 years ago when I got into the industry and I feel really fortunate to be in a position today to pass that message on to young trainees and apprentices.”

 

Georgia Broderick-Hartig, Westminster Kingsway College student who has just started a Level 1 Construction course and is studying carpentry, plumbing and electrical Installation, said: “I am really enjoying all of the modules on my course and I am learning a new set of practical skills. I thought Charlie’s talk was really inspiring and he has given me some ideas about how I would go about starting my own business. My tutor has already spoken to me about apprenticeships, so my plan is to look into opportunities in gas engineering, once I have finished my course.”

Andy Wilson, Principal at Westminster Kingsway College, said: “We built our new construction learning centre at King’s Cross with the main objective of engaging young people who want to learn a trade, particularly those who have either dropped out of school, or are in danger of doing so. The construction industry offers a vast number of opportunities and this new facility allows us to provide young people with direct progression routes into apprenticeships or jobs. We are really grateful to Charlie Mullins for helping us launch the building and for providing our students with a real life example of how successfully you can become in this business.”

To find out more about the construction courses offered at Westminster Kingsway College please click here or call 020 7963 4181.

Westminster Kingsway College. 020 7963 4181 | courseinfo@westking.ac.uk |westking.ac.uk | Facebook.com/WestminsterKingsway | @Westking

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