Learner Journey to Date: Amy was referred to Optimum Skills Construction from YEI (Youth Employment Initiative), on her arrival to the centre she was accompanied by a representative from YEI due to being nervous about being in a different environment. Amy currently works in retail on a 4-hour contract, which is not what she aims…
Optimum Skills Construction Academy opened in June 2018 to help bridge the skills gap currently within the Construction industry. With the expanding services of Optimum Skills, we are able to provide learners with a more hands-on experience at the Academy. Covering areas of bricklaying, joinery, and property maintenance, there are opportunities for everyone wanting to build a career in construction. Our dedicated Construction team are experienced within the industry and can provide learners with the skills and knowledge needed to progress in their careers.
The Construction Academy currently runs short courses for those aged 19 +, giving them the chance to build their skills in Bricklaying and Joinery, whilst learning about all aspects of health and safety relating to construction and the opportunity to gain their CSCS card.
We are also running construction traineeships for those aged 16 – 18, this is an exciting new opportunity to build a skill set in a chosen trade, whilst also gaining experience with one of our partner employers. This 14 week course includes learning with the
Apprentices working towards, Bricklaying L2, Joinery L2, and Property Maintenance L2, will all complete their off-the-job training within the Construction Academy, working closely with our tutors who have a wealth of knowledge about the industry.