Cen­tre to train work­ers for ma­jor build projects

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GRŵP Llan­drillo Me­nai has an­nounced plans to de­velop a world-class in­fra­struc­ture skills train­ing cen­tre at Co­leg Me­nai’s Llangefni cam­pus.

Con­sul­ta­tion on the pro­posed Cen­tre for In­fra­struc­ture Skills (CIST) opens this week.

The cen­tre will be lo­cated at the north­ern end of the Llangefni Cam­pus and the ob­jec­tive is to cre­ate a train­ing cen­tre of ex­cel­lence for North Wales which will de­liver many of the skills re­quire­ments as­so­ci­ated with the con­struc­tion stages of ma­jor in­fra­struc­ture projects planned for the re­gion.

The pro­posed scheme is sup­ported by Welsh Gov­ern­ment fund­ing and the first phase will in­clude a state-of-the-art Scaf­fold­ing Train­ing Cen­tre along with fa­cil­i­ties for Gen­eral Con­struc­tion Oper­a­tives and other more spe­cialised skills.

Dr Ian Rees, Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor of Re­gen­er­a­tion and Ex­ter­nal Af­fairs at Grŵp Llan­drillo Me­nai, said: “Sig­nif­i­cant de­vel­op­ments planned for North West Wales will bring ma­jor con­struc­tion site op­por­tu­ni­ties and a once-in-agen­er­a­tion eco­nomic op­portu- nity for the re­gion. It is a key part of our strat­egy at Grŵp Llan­drillo Me­nai to sup­port em­ployer skills needs in a grow­ing North Wales econ­omy by pro­vid­ing ed­u­ca­tion and train­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties where they are needed.

“The new fa­cil­i­ties at Co­leg Me­nai in Llangefni will pro­vide op­por­tu­ni­ties for lo­cal peo­ple with no tech­ni­cal or vo­ca­tional skills, peo­ple who may want to re-train and peo­ple who are un­em­ployed or per­haps un­happy in low skill zero-hours type em­ploy­ment, to gain skills that are in high de­mand both lo­cally and na­tion­ally.”

Grŵp Llan­drillo Me­nai aims to sub­mit a plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tion for the scheme to An­gle­sey County Coun­cil in early June fol­low­ing a pe­riod of pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion run­ning from May 1 un­til June 1.

Dr Ian Rees ex­plained: “We will be meet­ing with lo­cal stake­hold­ers over the com­ing weeks to hear their feed­back on our pro- pos­als and will be hold­ing a pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion event at the En­ergy Cen­tre on the Llangefni Cam­pus on Saturday, May 12 2018.

“We be­lieve CIST will make a real, tan­gi­ble dif­fer­ence to the lo­cal econ­omy by pro­vid­ing ex­cit­ing prospects for our lo­cal peo­ple.

“We would urge ev­ery­one to come along to the event to learn more about our plans and the op­por­tu­ni­ties they will bring.”

Planned new Cen­tre for In­fra­struc­ture Skills (CIST) in Llangefni

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