Lamont visits ‘impressive’ Borders College Construction Hub
Borders College’s new Construction Hub has been branded “impressive” by local MP John Lamont who paid a visit last week.
The facility, which opened in February this year, was created to enable the College to respond to the increase in demand for jobs and training in Construction and Engineering industries. This demand is predicted to continue for the foreseeable future.
The Hub includes painting and decorating booths, a dedicated bricklaying space as well as an engineering area.
It was also left partially unfinished, to give students and apprentices the opportunity to practice their skills on the building itself, as well as in the workshop space.
Following the visit, John Lamont MP has said the Borders is lucky to have this facility has repeated his call for a greater emphasis on apprenticeships for young people.
John Lamont MP said: “It was great to visit the new Construction Hub at Tweedbank, it really is an impressive training facility.
“The Hub gives young students and apprentices the opportunity to hone their skills and get assessed locally, which is good for them and for businesses.
“It was also great to discuss the potential the Borderlands Growth Deal could have for skills and education in the Borders. There is a real potential to foster better cooperation with the north of England in this area.”
Davie Lowe, Assistant Principal - Borders College added: “It was nice of John to take time out of his busy schedule to come along and see our new facilities and speak with both apprentices and full time students.
“It was also very positive to receive his feedback on the training that we are offering and providing for our students and stakeholders to ensure that we meet the needs of our local community going forward.”
Photo Davie Lowe – Assistant Principal, John Lamont – MP and Angela Cox – Principal.
Published: Wed 16th May, 2018