Crossfield project being used as a live education tool for local students

Crossfield are delighted to have begun a programme of work with students at Hugh Baird following their success in being awarded the new Health, Engagement and Training Hub for the College.

As part of our commitments to the College, Crossfield devised various education initiatives to ensure the construction project could be used as a live learning tool for students. Additionally, we committed to working closely with female construction students as part of our work in encouraging more women into the sector, where there is currently a huge shortage.

Two level three students from the College Kelly and Hannah will be working closely with our team throughout the build. This week, both of them came back to site for a tour around the ongoing works. This follows their attendance at a client design team meeting where they learnt about the various issues that arise on the design side of construction projects. They will continue to join our team every few weeks to follow progression of the works, and to carry on learning in a real-life environment.

We are additionally working closely with the College to implement more education and training opportunities to a wider range of students across the College – More information on this to follow.

The scheme, located on Oriel Road in Bootle, will see the existing St Winefride’s Church brought back to life for the benefit of students and the wider local community. The extensive refurbishment of the main church will transform it to become a training academy and base for Levels 1 to 6 Health and Social Care training delivered in partnership with Mersey Care. A new Life Rooms will also be built on the footprint of the current presbytery, delivering courses on practical life skills and offering a hub for all members of the local community.

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