Eight Structec employees have had their construction abilities assessed and accredited by Knowsley Community College. Working in partnership with the College, Structec staff have gained 100% NVQ 2 qualifications in construction trade skills for building, maintenance and civil engineering works.
The year long project involved members of the existing workforce aged between 30 and 55 having trade competencies monitored and independently assessed by onsite college tutors. Steve Davies, Structec Managing Director said
“This skills evaluation exercise ensures we leave a lasting legacy in the community by helping staff to secure NVQ qualifications while they are working. This project helped established construction workers, who for various reasons, never had the opportunity to attend college to gain formal trade qualifications.”
This joint trade skills initiative between Structec and Knowsley Community College complements our traditional apprentice programme for new entrants into the construction industry ensuring a high skill profile for the workforce.
The newly qualified Operatives are pictured with Danny Carty (centre), Knowsley Community College Building Skills Assessor, from left to right Eddie Price, Lee Price, Mark James, Ged Mackerell, Karl Finley, Tommy Lamkin, Kevin Radcliffe and Ernest Tate.