20 Jul West Lancashire College celebrates opening of new £2m Construction, Engineering & Logistics Centre
West Lancashire College were joined by key partners to celebrate the official opening of the College’s new £2m Construction, Engineering & Logistics Centre in Skelmersdale.
Members of the Management team were joined by governors, local employers, stakeholders and colleagues, who have supported the development of the new centre.
The centre was officially opened by Mark Whitworth, Chief Executive Officer of Peel Ports Group and Chair of the West Lancashire College Board, and visitors were given a tour of the new facility.
The new centre specialises in courses to meet industry needs, and provides facilities in which engineers, carpenters, bricklayers, electricians, logistics operatives, motor mechanics, plasterers and plumbers of the future can learn their skills in realistic working environments.
“Our vision is to create a centre of excellence in construction, engineering and logistics. We offer an extensive range of new training programmes that meet the needs of the area and enhance our current offer, including new provision in warehousing, business logistics, driving goods vehicles and clean engineering.
“We have some world-class manufacturing, logistics and engineering companies in the area and our new innovative centre will specialise in courses to meet industry needs and ensure that students develop the confidence and skills to walk straight into a career.”
Denise Williamson, Principal at West Lancashire College