This January has seen the first cohort of Military Veterans starting their construction skills course at Aldershot College.
The Building Heroes project was created to provide skills training to Military Veterans and support into employment in the building trades. Their aim is to tackle unemployment among those who have kept us safe by offering them a seamless transition to a new career in construction.
Working with staff at Aldershot College, the Building Heroes team have a launched a foundation course in property maintenance to help those living locally train for a new career.
Students with Aldershot College Manager Graham Hyatt (far left), and Assistant Principal Deborah Nolan (far right).
Assistant Principal Deborah Nolan said:
“This partnership is of great importance for the local area, highlighting the opportunities available to both the Aldershot community as well as wider areas who are able to access our outstanding facilities to gain skills needed for a new career. With Aldershot Garrison in close proximity to the Aldershot College construction campus we are ideally placed to deliver these courses to our to Military Veterans who have served in various regiments. We are delighted to be able to offer training in skills which broaden employment opportunities to the first of many cohorts of veterans we will engage with.”
Chief Executive of Building Heroes Brendan Williams said:
“We are delighted to add Farnborough College of Technology to our College Partner Network and are excited with the possibilities of working within the Aldershot area. This collaboration will enable us to offer our services into the large service community in the area. Creating positive opportunities for the entire military family”.