Michael Ellis MP for Northampton North visited Moulton College last week to hear more about the work being done to train the next generation of construction workers.
Northamptonshire has one of the fastest growing populations in the UK and needs to build 37,000 new homes by 2021 and create 32,500 new jobs.
Stephen Davies, principal of the college, said: “The construction industry is finding it challenging to recruit sufficient skilled workers at the moment.
“We’re doing everything we can, to make young people aware of opportunities in the trades or in construction management and to train them either as an apprentice or on a full time course at the College. The house building programme means that there will be lots of local jobs available for young people in the years ahead,”
While at the college, Michael Ellis MP met carpentry students, Reece Sweeny and Oliver Whyborn, and said: “Our housebuilding programme relies on bringing new talent into the construction industry and I’m delighted that Moulton College offers such a wide variety of training opportunities for young people who wish to forge a career in construction.”