Forterra donate bricks to Leicester College
10,000 bricks and blocks provided for student bricklayers to use on construction courses
FORTERRA (formerly Hanson Building Products) have donated 10,000 bricks and blocks to Leicester College for budding student bricklayers to use on their construction courses.
The bricks and blocks will be used by the students to build practice walls, foundations and other features as part of their NVQ courses.
The recent rise in house building around the country has led to an increase in demand for trained bricklayers and Leicester College currently has 90 student bricklayers on its courses, many of whom are apprentice bricklayers with local home builders.
Keith Binns, Brickwork Programme lead at Leicester College, said: ‘I am absolutely delighted at the donation of 10,000 bricks from Forterra.
‘With an increase in the number of learners, being in a position to provide good-quality materials for their lessons on a regular basis can be a major challenge – having a company like Forterra work with us will make such a difference.
‘I cannot thank Forterra enough for their generosity and for showing such a commitment to the development of the next generation of bricklayers who are so desperately needed by industry.’
Stephen Harrison, UK managing director of Forterra, said: ‘When we heard about Leicester College’s need for bricks we thought it was a worthwhile cause that we could contribute to. We hope our quality products help their students learn the skills needed to become the next generation of home builders.’