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West Scotland region donates materials to West College Scotland

08 June 2023

West Scotland region has donated over 6,000 bricks to West College Scotland to support the next generation of construction workers.

The region made the donation to West College Scotland on Friday 2nd June at the college’s Clydebank Campus. Persimmon West Scotland Land Director, Craig Moore made the donation to members of staff and students from the college’s construction department where the bricks were put to use.

The donation of bricks will support construction students studying in West College’s Clydebank Campus. The materials will support the college in allowing students more time on the tools whilst at college to complete skills tests and create models in the classroom.

West College Scotland, which has over 1,829 construction students across 20 courses, attracts students across the West of Scotland. West College Scotland provides construction students with the necessary skills and experience to enter into a growing sector within Scotland, and we are delighted to be working in partnership with Persimmon Homes.

We make our own bricks at our state of the art factory in Doncaster which can produce over 72 million bricks per year – enough to stretch from Clydebank to Canada and back again.

Andy Corbett, Curriculum Quality Leader for Construction at West College Scotland, said:

“We are delighted to be working with Persimmon Homes and these materials are greatly welcomed. We have already taken our final year apprentice brick layers through their Skills Tests using these materials. The opportunity for us to be working with key players from our industry is highly beneficial for both parties”

Craig Moore, Persimmon West Scotland Land Director, said:

““I’m delighted we’re able to donate these much needed materials and support the fantastic work West College Scotland does to develop the future leaders of the construction industry.

“Persimmon is proud to be one of Scotland’s largest employers of apprentice bricklayers and we’re committed to creating exciting opportunities for everyone in the areas where we operate.”

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