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Westminster residents take part in the Routeways to Construction scheme

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Construction worker planing wood board

Published: 16 February 2021

The Westminster Adult Education Service delivered a Routeways to Construction course to a cohort of 12 Westminster residents. The level of skills learners had within construction was pleasing to see as well as their interaction with each other and their interest in construction opportunities. The learners showed tremendous team working ability when taking part in quizzes facilitated by employers and when taking part in the virtual site tour of Lord’s Cricket Ground.

Overall out of the 12 learners 7 passed their Construction Skills Certification Scheme exams with the remainder awaiting test dates. 2 residents have progressed into full time employment with the support of Mace at the Paddington Square site.

Fiona from Mace one of the main Employers had a lot of positive remarks to share. "I was really impressed with the overall enthusiasm and interaction provided by the learners. I have carried out lots of careers in construction sessions and this was by far one of the best. The learners felt confident enough to ask me questions throughout the session which was the result of having an encouraging course tutor. I’m looking forward to being involved in the next course progressing more learners into future job opportunities at the Paddington Square site."

Oleksandr was on this year’s WAES Routeways to Construction course and had a lot of great feedback on his experience so far. "I am so happy to have completed my construction course, the course content was very informative at the same time flowing. This was my first course in the UK and I can only say good things about the level of detail, revision and practise for the exams as well as speaking to Mace on day 4 of the course. Since I passed I am very happy to now be working as a Multi Skilled trades operative at the Paddington Square site with Mace. This is my first job since coming to the UK so I hope to continue to improve my skills."