UK: Bath College, a key UK provider of refrigeration and air conditioning apprenticeships, has opened its new £3.3m state-of-the-art facility in Radstock.
Bath College’s Somer Construction Centre provides workshops and classrooms for 500 students and apprentices studying bricklaying, construction, carpentry and stonemasonry, as well as plumbing, electrical installation and refrigeration. Courses have previously been run at Bath College’s Construction Skills Centre on Westmoreland Station Road, and its city centre campus.
Designs for the two-storey building were approved last year, with contractors Midas Group Ltd starting work in January. The West of England Combined Authority and Local Enterprise Partnership provided £2.73m towards the construction costs.
Bath College principal Laurel Penrose said: “We’re very proud of our new centre, which marks a significant investment in training and education at our Somer Valley Campus.
“Learning in this space, with the help of tutors who are industry experts, will give students and apprentices the best possible start to life at college and enable them to succeed in their chosen trade. We look forward to working with local employers, who will be able to come to Bath College to find their future workforce.”
Bath College plans £3.3m training centre – 25 February 2016
UK: Bath College, a key UK provider of refrigeration and air conditioning apprenticeships, is planning to build a £3.3m construction skills centre at its Somer Valley Campus in Radstock. Read more…