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Learners valued on-site construction insight

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  • News date: Feb '22
  • News author: Liam Waite
A group of workers are briefed on a construction site

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STORY Contracting’s commitment to Cumbria’s next generation of workers has seen Lakes College learners benefit from invaluable work experience.
The company regularly engages with students and employees in order to provide young people with the training, skills and experience needed for them to succeed in their future careers.
Last year learners from Lakes College took part in a week-long programme which included a variety of online business masterclasses and a site visit to the college’s new multi-million-pound Civil Engineering Training Centre.
The online activities ranged from engineering talks and finance classes to marketing workshops and employability skills sessions.
Student Becca Holliday said: “I found the week very useful. It was very informative and I have learnt a lot from it.
“I really enjoyed the site visit because it was good to visualise what is happening and communicating in person.
“I also found the astronaut challenge really interesting as everyone got involved which was good. From the experience I have learnt to always ask questions. Also I have learnt skills for CV writing which will be useful in the future.”
Lakes College principal Chris Nattress said: “Since winning the contract to build and develop our Civil Engineering Training Centre, Story Contracting have been a real pleasure to work with. In addition to the very professional and committed approach to the build, Story have some excellent wider benefits for us as a college too; for example, the excellent work experience opportunity for our construction trainees.
“Owing to Covid-19 circumstances the folk at Story have moved over to online and virtual aspects of the programme to make sure our construction stars of the future don’t miss out. Great stuff!”