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.”
* Data determined in accordance with the measurement method required by law. Since September 01, 2018 all new cars are approved in accordance with the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP), a more realistic test procedure to measure fuel consumption and CO₂ emissions. You can find more information on WLTP at www.porsche.com/wltp. From 01 January 2019, all fuel consumption figures are shown as determined in accordance with WLTP. CO₂ figures will be shown as NEDC-equivalent values, as CO₂ based taxation will continue to be based on an NEDC value (derived from WLTP) until 06 April 2020. Fuel economy and CO₂ emission figures are only intended as a means of comparing different types of vehicles tested under the same test cycle. New WLTP homologated vehicles are therefore not directly comparable with any vehicles tested under NEDC.
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