BUDDING young builders at Helsby High School received advice from a leading construction firm and Weaver Vale Housing Trust.
Training and education executive for building firm Seddon, Roy Cavanagh, and business development manager for Weaver Vale Housing Trust, Sue Stretton, talked to pupils studying a BTEC in construction from the Chester Road School about career opportunities in the building industry.
James Cooney, Work Related Learning Co-ordinator at Helsby High School, said: “We are extremely grateful that Seddon and Weaver Vale Housing Trust chose to support our students with the BTEC Construction course.
“Helsby High School has a high tradition of preparing students for further education or employment and to have industry specialist, Roy Cavanagh, speak to the students only further cements the students’ idea of the progression routes within the construction industry.”
Mr Cavanagh explained how he has progressed in his own career with Seddon – which spans more than 40 years – and outlined ways young people can get into the construction industry despite the current economic climate.
Seddons are the contractors for a major £4.3m project to build 65 homes for Weaver Vale Housing Trust at St Lukes, on Ashton Drive, in Frodsham.Š
“As the lead contractor in such a major project in the local area we felt it would be good to offer our knowledge and expertise to the students at Helsby High School,” said Mr Cavanagh.
“Weaver Vale Housing Trust is keen to support the young people who will become the next generation of young builders and construction experts,” added Sue Stretton.