£500,000 scaffolding training centre for Aberdeen

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The CITB has commissioned a new scaffolding training centre in the north east of Scotland aimed at improving safety in the region…

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has announced a jointly funded facility will open in the north east of Scotland. The project, which will receive £500,000 funding from the board, is needed due to insufficient training in the area.

ASET Training Academy, part of North East Scotland College, has been chosen as the preferred bidder. Details will be discussed ahead of a deal being signed, which is expected to take place early next year.

The CITB has agreed to invest £300,000 towards building the facility and £200,000 towards training during the first three years of operation.

Speaking about the partnership, CITB’s head of strategic training provision Alex Birks said: “ASET Training Academy has a strong track record in providing high quality training, which is why we are delighted to have moved a step closer to building this new and much needed facility.

“There is growing demand for scaffolding courses in the North East of Scotland, so this will ensure world-class training courses will be brought to where they are needed most.”

Atholl Menzies, Chief Executive at ASET, also commented, stating:  “My fellow Directors and I from both the ASET Training Academy and North East Scotland College are delighted to have been selected for this contract”.

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