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New school skills workforce for London's games and BSF

A construction plant training centre has opened its doors to help Londoners develop specialist training, unavailable elsewhere in London, to deliver venues for the London 2012 Olympics and Building Schools for the Future.
The new training school for the National Skills Academy for Construction (NSAfC) was launched at the National Construction College's East London campus in Newham.

The (NSAfC) plant training centre, which was previously located at Eton Manor, will offer 700 training places a year at its new home at Beckton Park.

Funded by the Learning and Skills Council (LSC), the London Development Agency (LDA) and ConstructionSkills, the centre will be managed by and training delivered through the National Construction College (NCC), Europe's largest construction training provider.

'The relocation of the National Skills Academy for Construction Plant Training School to Beckton Park is great news. It will increase training provision in construction across the whole of London and help people to improve their skills and their employment prospects' said Lord Young of Norwood Green, minister for Employment Relations and Postal Affairs.

'We have been working with our delivery partners for some time to ensure that we have found the best location to deliver effective training that will qualify the workforce and offer sustainable employment opportunities. The new Construction Plant Training School at Beckton Park will provide quality training to meet the needs of the industry and the people working within it, complementing our existing sites in the region.' said Mark Farrar, chief executive of ConstructionSkills and its training division the National Construction College.

The Learning and Skills Council is investing over £6m capital funding in training centre at Beckton Park, one of three centres in East London that form part of the National Skills Academy in Construction.

There are training places available now at the NCC East London campus at Beckton Park, to find out more, call 0344 994 4433 or visit nationalconstructioncollege
29 January 2010

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