Friday, 16 April 2010
Minister hails ground breaking scheme for the joiners and bricklayers of the future
Pupils from local secondary schools walking through the Skills Centre’s doors receive specialised training thanks to a unique collaboration between five Wigan High Schools, Wigan Council and Mears, the leading social housing repairs and maintenance provider in the country. At its opening it was believed that this partnership was a first both locally and nationally.
Yvonne Fovargue said, “The Skill Centre is a wonderful achievement and an excellent example of local schools working together. Again Wigan leads the way, providing opportunities for pupils to learn a trade and equipping them with the skills to gain employment in the future.”
John Healey MP said, “No one can afford to overlook young people’s talent and the UK of tomorrow will need the young joiners and bricklayers here today to build the homes of the future."