Dudley College of Technology builds new future for construction training in East London
Dudley College of Technology is proud to announce that it has been awarded the Centre Manager contract for the Waltham Forest Council-led Construction Training Centre in Leyton, East London. Working in partnership with Simian Risk, the Uk’s leading scaffolding training provider, the college will take over the day-to-day running of the centre, which was previously run by CITB as part of its raft of raining centres across the country. The new centre to be known as Advance – Technical Engineering and Construction Training Centre, will offer full-cost, full-funded and Apprenticeship training to residents and businesses across the southern regions.
Dudley College will develop a broad construction training offer which will both meet the demands of traditional trades, while also providing the high-quality training required to meet the needs of an evolving industry, which excitingly includes training courses on Virtual Reality, digital technology and modern methods of construction.
The centre’s proposed programme of activity aligns to the London Mayor’s Construction Academy (MCA) Scheme, which aims to close the gap between the ambitious targets for new build housing and the need for more skilled construction workers across the capital to bring this about.
Commenting on the development, Neil Thomas College Principal of Dudley College of Technology said “We are delighted to be given the opportunity to bring the expertise we have developed in the West Midlands in our Construction Apprenticeship Training Centre and our new centres for manufacturing and advanced building technologies to this area. We are confident we can build on the existing provision and do even more to address the huge skills needs of the sector in this locality.”
Welcoming the new collaboration Waltham Forest Council Deputy Mayor for Planning, Regeneration and Skills, Jules Pipe, said: “This new partnership will benefit learners from across east London. By promoting the use of virtual reality training courses, digital technology and modern methods of construction, the new centre will help realise the Mayor’s ambition to equip Londoners with the up-to-date skills employers need and create the workforce capable of delivering more homes in the future.”
We will push for a programme of training that is 100 per cent linked to employment and job progression opportunities; and tackles current skills shortages in the borough and across London, while providing insight and qualifications on the latest methods of delivery.”
Dudley College of Technology are one of twenty outstanding further education colleges in the UK and are considered a national leader of training in modern methods of construction delivery. And they are one of twelve institutions nationwide to be selected by the Department of Education to develop a one of their flagship Institutes of Technology.