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West Midlands Mayor Andy Street

How City of Wolverhampton College is leading the way in training young people to work in the construction industry was praised by West Midlands Mayor Andy Street during a visit to its facilities last week.

The college is working in partnership with City of Wolverhampton Council to develop the City Learning Quarter and, as part of this, there will be significant investment in the college’s Wellington Road campus, focussing on the development of construction, engineering and motor vehicle facilities.

At the visit, on Tuesday 25 September, the mayor toured the college’s current construction facilities, talked to students and staff, found out how the college is using monies awarded from the Construction Skills Pilot Project – set up to address the skills shortage in the industry in the region – and heard about future development plans for the site.

Andy said: “Wolverhampton College really is making huge progress as one of the centres of training for construction skills.

“The young people who are learning these essential skills will be able to get jobs working on the huge construction investment projects taking place across our region. Giving our young people the best chance of getting into successful carers is a key priority and it was great to see it in action here.”

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