A NEW Construction Camp has attracted youths from across Merseyside to help them learn all about the construction industry.

The Youth Construct Summer Camp offers the chance for budding joiners to find out how to make household items and they even receive a recognised qualification at the end of the programme.

The youngsters learnt how to make a stool and took part in joinery projects such as how to cut and apply skirting boards and architraves.

At the end of the 4 weeks, the students were awarded with a NOCN Level 1 Award in Basic Construction Skills accreditation.

The camp, aimed at 16-18 year olds ran for 4 weeks over July and was organised by Cobalt Housing and Blackburn House with goodie bags supplied by Neighbourhood Services Company .

Kurtiss Graham, 16, from Norris Green said “The summer camp was great fun; I learnt a lot of new skills which will be really useful in the future.”

Alex Andani, Cobalt Services Manager said “The Youth Construct Summer Camp is an ideal opportunity for us to work with young people in the community.

“It is great that the students can have fun learning new skills and leave with a nationally recognised qualification”.  

Wendy Heller, Construction Training Manager at Blackburne House said: “We wanted to put the Academy to good use during the usually dormant summer months and this was the ideal opportunity.

“Thanks to the partnership work with Cobalt Housing, we were able to facilitate a certificated Basic Construction Skills course for a wonderful group of young people; it was fun for everybody.”

If you are 16-18 years old and you would be interested in attending similar camps, please contact Cobalt Housing 0151 633 8000, or view the Blackburne House course options here

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