Building bridges with the trades community
Learners at The Manchester College were visited by members of the Band of Builders trades community.
Citizenship and employability skills were hammered home when construction learners at The Manchester College listened to a talk by members of the Band of Builders (BoB) trades community.
The nationwide group is a self-described ‘movement’ of tradespeople who undertake construction projects for families who are going through tough times.
Students on the Level 2 Carpentry and Joinery course learned about the work they did, and also the online ACT group (Apprentice College Training). Members of ACT share projects, workmanship and queries, and receive professional advice from working tradespeople and tutors at colleges across the country.
Construction tutor Gary Wallworth, who is a BoB member, said:
A big thank you must go to members of Band of Builders who took time to speak to our students. It’s important for our learners to see how their skills can be used to help others, with empathy, respect and professionalism. It also reinforces The Deal that every student signs up to and how to use that as a life skill.
Picture features Gary Wallworth (third left) with members of Band of Builders and learners on the Level 2 Carpentry and Joinery courses.
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