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Anyone interested in exploring construction is welcome along
Anyone interested in exploring construction is welcome along

North East Scotland College (NESCol) has teamed up with the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) to hold an afternoon and evening of construction workshops.

Anyone interested in exploring construction as a future career can drop in and try out various trade skills including brickwork, carpentry and joinery and painting and decorating.

Held at the Fraserburgh Campus on Tuesday, June 9, the drop-in workshops will run from 3pm until 7pm.

Kevin Bruce, Curriculum Quality Manager at NESCol said: “This is ideal for those who enjoy practical work and who have an interest in construction – whether at school, looking for work or possibly thinking about a change in career direction.

“The short workshops have been deliberately designed to provide a flavour of what’s involved.

“There’s no need to book - we will be running the workshops continuously into the evening and there will be plenty of College staff to answer questions and provide advice.”

The CITB, the largest provider of construction apprenticeships in Scotland, will be available to talk about current opportunities in the region.

Matthew Agnew, CITB Apprenticeship Officer, commented: “The construction industry is thriving in North-east Scotland and there is a huge demand for new talent to fill the many jobs on offer from skilled craft roles to managerial and office based roles.

The workshops will include tasks such as:

Brickwork- laying bricks, laying paving and fitting and fixing slates; Carpentry & Joinery - cutting and fitting facings and skirting boards; Painting & decorating - stencilling, rag rolling and sponge paint effects.

Entry to the evening is free and all are welcome.