Housebuilder Kebbell Homes is showing its commitment to Scarborough by providing resources for local trainee electricians at its latest development in Middle Deepdale.
Nine of the trainees, who are working towards Level 3 Diploma in Electrical Installation at Redcar and Cleveland College in North Yorkshire, spend half their week in the classroom while their remaining time is spent on site at Kebbell’s Cornelian Fields development.
Kebbell Homes has helped set up a ‘Skills Village’ at the development which provides the resources and facilities to deliver the course. The trainees then have the chance to put their skills into practise on the houses under construction at the site.
The Skills Village was launched in September last year to help young people develop the required skills within the construction industry.
Graham Ratcliffe, Director of Northern Regeneration CIC, said: “We are extremely delighted to have been encouraged by Kebbell and Scarborough Borough Council to further develop the Skills Village initiative into a business model. With their support, we are now seeing the benefits of a new and exciting enterprise which gives students the opportunity to develop industry required skills.”