A charitable trust, aimed at creating employment opportunities in the construction industry for young people, has recently opened a training centre in Bermondsey.
The Construction Youth Trust centre is based on Drummond Road on the site of the former Lewisham and Southwark College, owned by developer Grosvenor Britain & Ireland.
Open College Network accredited trade-focused courses are available at the centre.
Christine Townley, executive director for Construction Youth Trust, said: "This is another step in our plans for expanding our support for young people in Southwark and across London.
“Partnerships with developers and contractors are a key plank in our strategy to ensure everything we do to support young people is demand-led.
“The UK has high skills shortages and high numbers of young people out of work; by working in partnership with Grosvenor and the local community we plan to change this. Together we can make a difference.”
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