Stamford College, part of the Inspire Education Group, has been awarded the prestigious accolade of becoming a Construction Hub Ambassador for Forterra, the UK’s leading manufacturer of building supplies and building materials for the construction industry.
Stamford College was one of eight colleges to receive this award, having been recognised for its engagement with the local community through its projects and charity work. Successful colleges will receive a donation of 12,000 London Bricks, branded merchandise, and the chance for their most outstanding student or apprentice to receive £500 worth of industry-leading tools. Emma Hill, Head of Faculty for Technical and Modern Construction Skills at Stamford College, expressed her gratitude; “This prestigious award to become a Construction Hub will benefit Stamford College learners massively, from gaining the latest brickwork expertise, to receiving insights into careers within the industry through site visits and visiting speakers. Plus, we’ll have the opportunity to take part in Forterra events and competitions, as well as mental health and wellbeing workshops with the charity ‘Band of Brothers’”.
In forming these partnerships, Forterra is supporting the Government’s Careers Strategy that seeks to plug the skills gap in the construction industry. Forterra aims to inspire the workforce of the future to make a positive contribution to the UK’s productivity. This aspiration is echoed by Inspire Education Group, with the build of Stamford College’s new £3.3 million Modern Methods of Construction Centre being a response to the increased demand for skilled workers in trade-based industries within the local area.
To learn more about construction courses at Stamford College, visit: https://www.stamford.ac.uk/course-departments/construction