Shrewsbury Training Center creates employment opportunities for locals

Toby Shaw from TSR, Apprentice Jake Lenc, Liz Lowe from Morris Property, Colin Thaw from SBC Training and Paul Crowsley from SBC Trainer

SBC Training’s new Construction Apprenticeship and Skills Hub at Morris Property’s Centurion Park is already training people in electrical work, carpentry and masonry.

He took over the 2,314 square foot unit on a six-year lease to support apprenticeships, provide foundation courses for school graduates, and retrain people who have lost their jobs or are looking for a new career. . The premises are a short distance from its main training facility and head office at Morris Property’s Vanguard Park.

SBC Training Managing Director Colin Thaw said, “We needed additional space to expand our training. We have seen the potential offered by this unit and we trust the Morris brand.

“We have created three specific practical training suites and thanks to a Covid-19 recovery grant from Shropshire Council, we have added a mezzanine classroom for theory work. We are delighted with the interest shown by individuals and construction organizations and we are now busy enrolling school leavers and those who want to retrain, for courses starting in September.

“There is a vacuum in the market, with the construction industry expecting a shortage of 5,000 skilled people a year in the West Midlands. We want to help meet the needs of local organizations and look forward to supplying the next generation of local builders. »

Colin added: “SBC Training has been in business for 40 years this year. We have trained over 10,000 apprentices during this time and look forward to training the next 10,000.

Liz Lowe, Areas Manager at Morris Property, said: “We were delighted to be able to help SBC Training with its expansion and to see the training space fully utilized. We believe in building relationships with companies that rent or buy our units and helping them meet their changing needs.

Morris Property has built 24 units at Centurion Park on Kendal Road as part of a £3.5million redevelopment scheme.

Agent Toby Shaw, of Towler Shaw Roberts, said: ‘The new units are high quality, flexible spaces that offer value for money to tenants on flexible terms. When I learned that SBC Training was looking for a new center, I thought it would be an ideal choice.

Centurion Park is now fully occupied by a range of small businesses, from fresh dog food supplier, Different Dog, to drainage specialist, Freeflow.


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