Coastline Housing in Cornwall has launched a new project to help its customers and the
wider community to get jobs within the local construction industry.
charity, based in Redruth, will be working in partnership with Work Skills
Training Academy, Positive People and Mi-space, part of the Midas Group, to
give local people the opportunity to gain some qualifications and work on a
‘live’ site as part of an eight-week training programme. The project has been
part-funded by the Positive People Building Better Opportunities Big Lottery
Director of Housing, Assets and Communities at Coastline Housing, explains: “The
Coastline Construct programme supports those who are currently unemployed,
offering them the chance to gain the vital Construction Skills Certification
Scheme (CSCS) card, practical training on a controlled site, and a three-week work
placement on a live construction site. Initially available at a site in Helston,
participants will learn first-hand the tools of the trade.”
recently started work on Coastline’s £8million, 75-home affordable housing
development on land near Nansloe Primary School in Helston.
Operations Manager for Mi-space, said: “There is a massive shortfall of
construction workers within Cornwall and the country as a whole and helping
address this is part of our commitment to the communities we work in. So we are
very pleased to be able to help make this project a focus for a specific back
to work programme which has the potential to make a real difference to lots of
Construct will provide both classroom and practical training, covering the
various trades including masonry, carpentry, plastering, groundworks, cleaning,
admin and health and safety.
its partners will be holding a recruitment day for the programme on Tuesday 10th
July 2018 at Coastline House, Pool, from 12pm – 2pm and Wednesday 11th
July 2018 at The Old Cattle Market, Helston, from 1pm – 3pm.
and over the age of 18 is welcome to go along and find out more.
cohort will begin in the classroom in July, and will be on site in August,
followed by more candidates on a rolling basis. Upon completion of the programme,
participants will be supported to seek paid employment or further training.
information is available on Coastline Housing’s website.
Press release distributed by Pressat on behalf of Coastline Housing Ltd, on Tuesday 3 July, 2018. For more information subscribe and follow https://pressat.co.uk/