Chris Elmore, MP for Ogmore, is encouraging constituents to consider an apprenticeship following a visit to the newly refurbished Maesteg Construction Centre for Excellence, which recently welcomed its first cohort of students.

The Centre has been refurbished with purpose built facilities, from a fully-equipped workshop to classrooms and computer rooms, that will serve the community of Maesteg and the surrounding areas.

Chris Elmore visited the Centre this week to see first-hand the new facilities available and to find out more about the courses and apprenticeships on offer, such as the full-time Foundation in Construction and the Built Environment course open for those leaving school this summer.  Once completed, this qualification will provide progression routes onto further studies, employment, or an apprenticeship.

Chris Elmore, MP for Ogmore, said:

“I was delighted to visit the newly refurbished Maesteg Construction Centre for Excellence, paving the way for construction in Wales with a new suite of qualifications designed to better meet the skills needs of the industry and open up new opportunities for students in Maesteg.

“It’s essential that we have opportunities for people in Ogmore to learn the skills they need to embark on a successful career.  An apprenticeship is a really valuable way of doing this whilst also earning a wage.

“Our community will really benefit from the courses on offer at the Centre to develop much sought-after skills across a range of trades.  I’d encourage anyone interested in doing an apprenticeship to take a look at the range of courses on offer, and I look forward to hearing of the Centre’s success as it trains Ogmore’s next generation of tradespeople.”

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