Signs of an upturn in the construction sector were backed this week by the opening of a new training centre on the Fylde.
Construction industry training specialist Whitewaters Training, of Essex has opened a new facility at Preese Hall Farm, Weeton.
It will create 10 full time jobs and owners expect to train up to 24 would-be construction workers every week.
John Waters, director at Whitewaters Training, said; “We’ve seen a steady increase in demand for our courses over the last 15 months, particularly in the North West.
“The construction industry is showing clear signs that it is reemerging from the recession, and there is already a growing demand for trained operators and qualified site managers and supervisors. Our new site in Blackpool will help us deliver top quality training and assessment in the region.”
The enterprise is the result of a £60,000 investment by Whitewaters and a link up with Wyre Surfacing’s Phil Jenkinson.
Phil’s son Arran will be centre manager a the facility which will be a one stop shop for a range of courses in construction operations and safety, and qualifications such as NVQs in support of the Site Safety Plus scheme (SSP) and Construction Plant Competence Scheme(CPCS).
Mr Waters added that they would be running apprenticeship courses in September.