Constructions students benefit from donated materials

L-R: Nick Arnold of Miller Homes, Barnsley College Construction Technician, Arran Mccallum and Conrad Canadine, Director of Property and Estates.

National builder, Miller Homes, has donated a range of construction materials that will be used by Construction students at the College.

Students will benefit from the use of bricks, timber and other materials which will be used as part of the practical element of their courses, providing them with hands-on experience of materials used within the construction industry.

Conrad Canadine, Director of Property and Estates at the College, said: “This has been a joint venture with Barnsley College’s Construction and Estates Departments and Miller Homes. We have worked together over the last two years, with the Estates Department offering a helping hand to Miller Homes with the use of our storage facilities. This generous donation of quality building materials will only enhance the students’ learning experience.”

Barnsley College’s Deputy Head of C-Stem Danny Rossie added: “Miller Homes are clearly focused on raising the aspirations of students within the local community. They have embraced Barnsley College’s vision of equipping our students with real life industry skills by providing industry placements and work experience to over 100 Barnsley College Construction students.

Nick Arnold, Site Manager at Miller Homes, added: “Having been an apprentice myself, the education of future generations is very close to my heart. We believe at Miller Homes that we need to be proactive in nurturing future talent within the construction trades. By doing so this will lessen the strain on the construction skills gap. This donation only furthers Miller Homes’ stance on investment in future generations who wish to work in the construction industry.”

Last updated: 16th December 2019

Originally posted on: 16th December 2019