Walford and North Shropshire College (WNSC) has recently invested a significant sum of money in creating a brand new Construction Centre at its Oswestry Campus. The Campus is well positioned to help serve the needs of local employers as it is surrounded by many companies in the locality who offer trade services within the Construction area.
From September 2014 the College will offer Plumbing and Bricklaying via the full-time study route or via the apprenticeship route, a cohort on both courses have been interviewed and are ready to start in a matter of weeks. For anyone out there who has not made their mind up yet about College for this September, there are some places available and prospective students are urged to make an application as soon as they possibly can.
The two new tutors in this area are Dennis Mudzviti and Niclas Davies and bring with them a wealth of practical experience and knowledge to pass on to the new students. Dennis is from the East Midlands and is currently relocating to Shropshire; he has 10 years of industrial experience and has been teaching bricklaying for 26 years now. Niclas is from Wrexham and has been a plumbing and heating engineer and house builder for 25 years. He has been teaching plumbing for 6 years now.
Sharon Cooper, Head of Department comments, ‘We are really excited about this new department at the Oswestry Campus. We look forward to welcoming our first intake of students this September. We would also urge local employers to get in touch who could offer an apprenticeship placement in either plumbing or bricklaying.’
An exciting development for September 2015 sees the College further expanding the Construction Centre to offer courses and apprenticeships in electrical installation and carpentry.
The College has an Advice and Guidance Evening on Wednesday 27th August 4pm-8pm at Oswestry, Walford and the Shipley Campus. The evening is open to anyone who needs advice following GCSE results or who would like to come in and have a chat with the tutors and sign up for a new course. The evening is also open to mature learners who may be considering a career change or wish to study part-time at WNSC. There is no need to book; those interested can drop-in to College anytime between 4pm and 8pm on the evening.
For more information on courses and apprenticeships, visit the website at www.wnsc.ac.uk or call the Admissions Team on 01691 688080. If you are an employer and could offer an apprenticeship placement and would like to find out more, contact Sharon Cooper via email@example.com or call 01691 688073.