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Preston's College HNC construction student visit

15/3/2019

Preston’s College HNC Construction students enjoyed an exclusive behind the scenes tour of the Porsche Centre Preston development site.

Warden Construction invited 12 students to find out more about the multi-million pound development on Watery Lane in Preston.

Warden Construction’s Managing Director, Richard Kenworthy, said: “The visit was a great opportunity to provide students with an example of a live construction site."

“We provided students with a tour of the site and provided them with an opportunity to talk at length with our experienced site managers.”

Mark Taylor, Head of School for Construction at Preston’s College, added: “Providing an opportunity to experience a live construction site will help to make our students the most employable."

“Equally, the experience will help students to relate the theory developed in the classroom directly to the work environment."

“We would like to extend our thanks to Warden Construction and Porsche Centre Preston for the tour.”

The site tour was hosted by Warden Site Manager Elliot Atherton. Elliot has eight years’ experience in the construction sector with full and part time education playing a key role in his rise up the ladder. He started out as a joinery apprentice before progressing onto Warden’s Management Training Scheme gaining his HNC in Construction. Elliot is currently undertaking his NVQ Level Six Site Management.

Richard Kenworthy added: “Elliot is a great example of how education can impact on the success of a career. The construction industry in the UK needs to invest in education to help bridge the skills gap. The Preston’s College student visit was a wonderful way to promote and encourage construction to the next generation right here in Lancashire.”

Please contact the Centre on 01772 911911 or email info@porschepreston.co.uk for more information on our new Centre.