OLDHAM COLLEGE'S NEW CONSTRUCTION CENTRE WILL PROVIDE A DEDICATED SPACE WHERE STUDENTS CAN LEARN THE BUILDING AND TRADE SKILLS OF THE FUTURE. THIS WILL ENABLE THE NUMBER OF CONSTRUCTION STUDENTS AT OLDHAM COLLEGE TO INCREASE BY 70%, PLUS RELATED APPRENTICESHIPS ALSO EXPANDING AN EXTRA 200 PLACES A YEAR.
The two-storey Construction Centre provides an extra 2,296m2 of specialist teaching and learning space
A focus on curriculum expansion and delivering higher skills linked closely to employer demand means that students will be able to learn technical trades and higher professional skills through to degree level.
Students can enjoy first-class provision for practical plumbing and electrical work plus flexible build spaces, testing areas, mobile workbenches, breakout and showcase areas, and associated classrooms, offices and storage space.
The Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) has contributed a £6.95 million grant towards the £9 million project costs with Oldham College providing the remaining capital funding.