Cheshire and Warrington colleges partner with leading employers to deliver Advanced Construction Training

Further Education Colleges in Cheshire and Warrington have partnered with leading employers in the construction industry to deliver Advanced Construction Training (ACT).

Warrington & Vale Royal College, Reaseheath College, Cheshire College South & West, Macclesfield College and UTC Warrington are collaborating with employers to develop, commercialise and promote digital technologies and skills training for construction, nuclear and allied industries. The ACT will aim to assist the construction industry to build high-quality, smart, green and efficient building infrastructures.

Logikal Project Intelligence, a global leader in project controls, enhanced business intelligence and BIM (Building Information Modelling) solutions, have partnered with Warrington & Vale Royal College to support the college’s delivery of enhanced digitalised construction training.

Hassan Emam, Logikal’s Associate Director for Research and Development, said: “As a company passionate about driving technology and digital advancements within construction, LogiKal is proud to support the Advanced Construction Training (ACT) programme which focuses on the digitalisation of construction and delivering higher-level skills to companies, learners and apprentices. LogiKal is proud to support the ACT programme in this mission and create a real difference in the industry.”

UTC Warrington have partnered with Sellafield Ltd, a global centre for nuclear engineering management. Paul Whitworth, Digital Engineering Capability: Assurance & Compliance Lead said: “Sellafield Ltd is embarking on a transformation of its business with clear commitments to digital engineering. I am delighted to support the UTC and the ACT which aligns to our vision that will help provide the right skills that could play a part in transforming the way we work to achieve our commitments of safer, faster and efficient delivery of our mission.

Other partner employers include Cheshire Surveys who are the employer partner for Reaseheath College.

The ACT initiative has received a £260,000 LGF grant from the Cheshire & Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership’s £5m Skills Fund.

Clare Hayward MBE, Chair of the Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership said: “It’s essential that we invest in the future by upskilling the next generation of engineers, project managers and construction professionals in our region. Adopting the latest digital construction technologies and processes will be really important as we build new homes and commercial infrastructure in a sustainable way.

“The LEP is pleased to support this initiative and it’s great to see meaningful partnerships developing between our Colleges and some of the North West’s leading industrial companies, such as Sellafield Ltd, which bodes well for the future.”

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