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Construction companies make up 10% of all businesses in Cumbria and, according to research undertaken by Construction Skills, 76% of all employers have difficulty in recruiting trained staff. The College enjoys strong links with the construction industry and the lecturers have worked extensively within it in a variety of roles, bringing real-world experience to the programmes that they teach.
We have invested heavily in our equipment and facilities in recent years to make sure that they are industry standard to prepare our students to walk into a career in construction. Our outstanding, purpose built Construction and Heritage Centre has been fully equipped with up-to-the-minute facilities and our highly specialised tutors provide a range of quality, professional training whether you would like to specialise in carpentry, joinery or brickwork. Our flagship workshop is equipped with state-of-the-art Felder wood machines including a CNC milling machine, which can manufacture everything from flat pack furniture to intricate engravings.
Kendal College has excellent links with, and is well respected for, working closely with, local employers in the construction industry to produce high quality professionals to meet their current and future business needs. Our learning experience is well-rounded with industry-standard facilities and equipment and tutor support is second-to-none. In fact, all of our tutors have been employed in the industry so have immensely valuable first hand knowledge and experience to pass on to our students.
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