Multi-million pound training facility to fill construction skills gap

November 16, 2018

Work is under way on a multi-million pound training facility to help fill a skills gap in the construction industry. A £4.75 million Advanced Construction Engineering (ACE) Centre is being built at Northampton College’s Booth Lane campus to train the next generation of builders, plumbers and decorators. Staff will teach new techniques to ensure the workforce of the future is equipped the latest skills demanded by industry.

Speaking to the Northants Telegraph, Principal Pat Brennan-Barrett, who put the first spade into the ground to officially mark the start of work, said: “The courses we will provide will ensure a pipeline of highly skilled, high quality students, with the technical abilities required by the to fill the skills gap that currently exists; providing a sustainable, long term and modern workforce to the construction industry and related services.”

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