“We have spent many years building up the Construction Training Academy at Blackburne House, and the help we receive from companies such as Harsco Infrastructure is essential in us continuing that work,” said construction training manager Wendy Heller. “The scaffolding tower is a great new resource for us, as it will allow our students to get first-hand experience of erecting, working from and dismantling the type of equipment they are liable to meet out in the real world.
“We offer many different types of course, such as the Level 1 and Level 2 Construction Diplomas, but the main focus is always on employability. I have been a joiner for 20 years and I know how hard it can be for women to work in construction, and so my mission is to get as many women trained and entering into the industry as I can.”
Jeremy Jowett, Harsco’s business development director for the UK and Ireland said: “Blackburne House does an excellent job of supporting local women with the necessary training and advice in order for them to begin their career in the construction sector, and so we are delighted to be able to help them with our donation. Furthermore, it is a pleasure to be doing this in conjunction with one of our key customers and one of the UK’s leading construction companies, the Morgan Sindall Group, who have been instrumental in bringing together the support for the academy from within their supply chain and the industry”.