Following on from EN:Able Futures CIC’s successful appointment as 1 of the 15 Flexi-Job Apprenticeship Agencies registered with the government to provide a 'gold standard' apprenticeship service, the employment and training delivery arm of regional social housing consortium Efficiency North is pleased to announce that plans to expand into the North East are progressing very well.
Using the Humber Construction Skills Hub in Hull as a model, EN:Able Futures are developing plans to replicate its success with a similar facility in the Darlington area.
The new facility will serve the skills demands of the extensive expansion of housing in the town and wider Tees Valley / South West Durham areas and will provide a high quality Pathways into Construction Programme, ideal for those seeking entry level careers in construction, those unemployed and those wishing to switch careers.
In addition to this EN:Able Futures are working closely with social landlords in the area to develop a unique Retrofit Assessor training qualification that will be delivered from the new hub.
Lee Parkinson, Chief Executive of Efficiency North, commented: "The Construction Skills Hub is a unique learning experience for those people seeking careers in the construction sector by having a live site environment backed up by high quality training it allows people to very quickly move into construction careers by acquiring the skills they need to be able to find jobs in construction quickly and then be able to find a high quality and sustainable job after that."
Peter Gibson, Member of Parliament, Darlington, Commented: “We’re going to be able to offer those training opportunities for young people here in Darlington to take advantage of those future construction jobs that are coming to the town.”