Trustees Visit Building Crafts College for Tour

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This week our trustees and staff enjoyed a tour of the Building Crafts College – the leading provider of Construction Crafts Education in the UK!

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The Building Crafts College has a long history of delivering high-quality education training in building crafts and building conservation. The College has been at its current location in Stratford since 2001 and is a Government sponsored center of vocational excellence.

Since 2017, we’ve supported the College on their mission to offer craft and technical education at the very highest level. Our funding has been used to support the appointment of two full-time English and Maths teachers.

On Monday our trustees and staff enjoyed going on a tour of the college, including a visit to the annexes on Gibbins Road. It was great to speak to so many engaged and hard-working young people about their work and aspirations for the future.

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Building Crafts College
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Building Crafts College
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Building Crafts College
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Building Crafts College
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We were delighted to learn about the range of training opportunities on offer. As well as offering City & Guild diplomas in Fine Woodwork and Stonemasonry, young people can benefit from a number of NVQ courses in subjects such as bench joinery and shop fitting.

Employment opportunities are also an important element of the courses on offer. With East London undergoing major construction work, they are well-placed to work with local employers to provide invaluable work experience.

One of the highlights from our tour was a visit to the stonemasonry where young people were crafting stone sculptures and statues. It is one of six stonemaonry courses in England that teaches student's how to build, repair, and maintain stone.

We’re proud to support Building Craft College to deliverer high-quality education and training to young people in London. To learn more, click here.