Skills Vil­lage to throw open its doors again

In­vi­ta­tion for sec­ond free con­struc­tion visit

The Scarborough News - - BUSINESS MATTERS - scar­bor­ough news re­porter news­ Twit­ter@thescar­boronews

Fol­low­ing a suc­cess­ful Con­struc­tion Skills Vil­lage open day, in­vi­ta­tions are now be­ing sent out for a sec­ond event, tak­ing place on March 20 at Mid­dle Deep­dale, East­field. There is a max­i­mum of 35 places per ses­sion for the Open Day which pro­vides stu­dents and peo­ple of all ages with an op­por­tu­nity for work ex­pe­ri­ence in brick­lay­ing, join­ery, and ground­works, with in­dus­try talks on ap­pren­tice­ships and em­ploy­ment.

Sup­port­ers of the skills vil­lage in­clude Kebbell De­vel­op­ments, Guy Bent­ley, Keep­moat Group, North York­shire County Coun­cil, Scar­bor­ough Bor­ough Coun­cil, York­shire Coast Homes, Sir­ius Min­er­als, Con­struc­tion In­dus­try Train­ing Board, Makita, Jew­son’s, Screw­fix, Travis Perkins and the Sanc­tu­ary Group.

Gra­ham Rat­cliffe, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor, said: “Thanks to ev­ery­one in­volved for a fan­tas­tic open day, which at­tracted more than 60 peo­ple – and we are now set for our con­struc­tion course from March 6.

“We are avail­able for any­one work­ing with stu­dents leav­ing school this year, or stu­dents which have been dis­placed and not in train­ing or em­ploy­ment, or also for un­em­ployed peo­ple aged over 18, all of whom may be look­ing for an ex­cit­ing and well paid ca­reer in con­struc­tion once qual­i­fied.”

Pic­ture: Richard Pon­ter 170514

Skills week stud­ies at the Mid­dle Deep­dale site in Scar­bor­ough, with op­er­a­tional di­rec­tor Fiona Rat­cliffe, hus­band and MD Gra­ham Rat­cliffe , and stu­dents and staff.

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