Planning approval has been confirmed and work has now started to build a new Carpentry and Joinery workshop at Goole College.
The new workshop is part of a £500,000 expansion project for the college which will see the existing engineering and construction skills workshop double in size and to include new equipment to accommodate the provision of Carpentry and Joinery.
The new facility is thought to be the only one of its kind in the region, and the aim is to help deliver skills directly to the local industries including the Engineering and Construction industries as well as the Energy Industry. The work is due to be completed by July and the workshop will facilitate a wide range of new courses covering the skill sets needed to fulfil local demand as established by the strategic objectives outlined by the Humber LEP.
Courses such as Fabrication, Welding, Construction Brickwork and Joinery, as well as qualifications in IOSH (Institute of Occupational Safety and Health) and NEBOSH (National Examination Board in Occupational Safety Health) will be perfectly supported by this new training workshop and will be available to enrol on to start in September.
The new Carpentry and Joinery course is an exciting addition to Goole College and offers students the chance to learn the construction trade in the brand new dedicated joinery workshops. The workshops will all be fully equipped with the latest industry requirements and classrooms fully kitted out with interactive technology and supporting software.
Caron Wright, Goole College Principal, said: “Goole College already has an established base in skills training with its Welding Centre of Excellence. This new workshop is the next phase of the college’s commitment to providing a curriculum offer which meets the needs of students and produces a skilled workforce in the Goole area which can facilitate economic growth.”
This workshop is the second phase of the college’s expansion project; at the end of last year, the college celebrated the opening of its new Business & Logistics Centre; providing bespoke training and skills courses, as well as conference and meeting facilities for local employers and businesses.
In addition to the Business & Logistics Centre, another exciting development has been the CITB Internet Test Centre, recently opened by HCUK Training at the Goole College site. This internet test centre offers Construction Skills Certificate Scheme cards (CSCS) in Health and Safety and Health and Safety in the Construction Environment.
The expansion project has been jointly funded by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and the college. The Humber LEP has ambitious strategic objectives for the region and one of these is the need for a skilled and productive workforce.
The Boothferry Road site is conveniently located for the 20,000 approximate inhabitants of the Goole area and once complete, this will be the only vocational skills training facility specialising in Carpentry and Joinery available locally without utilising major transport links, making this not only an exciting addition to the College, but also to the region and the ever growing work force.