Submitted by Louise Jarvis
A new education center has been opened in the Hart district to help students who want to learn building skills in the area.
On Thursday 20 May, St Edward launched the Community Hub at Hartland Village in Fleet, Hampshire.
The hub aims to provide a safe space where students can gain hands-on experience with training and construction demonstrations, as well as short lectures, toolbox discussions and theoretical academic work with university professors and the staff of St Edward.
Students will get a glimpse into life on a construction site making the most of wellness facilities, work experience opportunities and seeing how the 13 year old Hartland Village project evolves in real time.
St Edward Executive Chairman Paul Vallone said: “We are delighted to hand over the Community Training Hub. Our vision is that it will be a place of learning and a place where the community can come together. We believe construction offers a brilliant career and we will work closely with our partners at Hart District Council, Farnborough College of Technology and Basingstoke College of Technology to support and inspire the next generation of construction hopefuls.
Virginia Barrett, Senior Executive Director of Farnborough College of Technology, said: “As a local college for Hart and Rushmoor, we are thrilled to participate in the innovative Hartland Village Community Training Center in St Edward.
“This is a perfect example of employers working together to develop and develop the skills they need. So I’m thrilled for our students studying at Aldershot who will be able to engage in simulation activities and gain valuable insight into actual work from a live site.
The hub will also be accessible to local community groups and Job Center Plus.