Back to School for Eastern Region Training!

At Eastern Region Training we have certainly started the year off in full swing and the building of our training bays are well underway in preparation for the launch of our Trade Skills Academy.   Our first cohort of young people have been confirmed to start in February, in partnership with Chantry Academy with the following endorsement given by Keith Greenwood, Vice Principal:

Chantry Academy are working in collaboration with Eastern Region Training Group to create a bespoke Trade Skills Academy for young people 14+ who are disengaged with the curriculum offer in mainstream education and/or who may be at risk of exclusion or disadvantaged.  This project will not only benefit in supporting the young people gain valuable craft skills and improve their future prospects but will also open up the academy to all schools across the county, upskilling young people to meet the skill shortages within the construction sector and local economy.  In addition, we envisage that the motivation and engagement in the vocational learning they will undertake with Eastern Region Training Group will improve their attendance and achievement overall.

Garry Mills, Head of Learning and Skills at Eastern Region Training comments:

We are very pleased to be working with Chantry Academy on this exciting local initiative to support young people across Suffolk. Eastern Region Training have supported over 100 apprenticeships to date at our bespoke Roof training centre in Baylham, Ipswich; the Trade Skills Academy was an obvious addition to our current provision and we have be overwhelmed by the support offered by a number of companies willing to donate materials.  Mr Greenwood and his team have been a pleasure to work with during the early stages of this project and the additional support in which they offer their students has been inspirational.  We welcome many more schools across the county who also wish for their students to get involved to get in touch. 

Are you a local business that would like to get involved with this project, then why not sponsor a training bay and benefit from ongoing advertisement and exposure of this possitive local initiative.

Email or call 01473 356456 for more details