Construction building opened at Myerscough College

GCSE students

A new building designed for construction students at Myerscough College has been unveiled.

The Marcus Worthington Construction Skills Centre has been erected as part of the learning institute’s £14 million improvement programme and will serve as a base for students to gain the relevant knowledge and skills needed for either a construction apprenticeship or full-time course.

Preston North and Wyre MP Ben Wallace officially opened the site at a special ceremony and spoke of how the college is providing real training for people to get real jobs across a number of industries.

He said: “These skills are at a premium in the marketplace and this is another great facility to add to an already excellent campus.”

The centre is situated at the main Bilsborrow campus and will be home to all of the institution’s construction students, including those undertaking vocational courses.

It boasts a number of impressive facilities, such as specialist workshops and high-tech areas for individuals to carry out their work.

Marcus Worthington of Worthington’s construction company was on hand to oversee the opening of the centre and said he felt privileged to have been responsible for the site.