Bricklaying, roof slating and tiling students at Leeds College of Building are benefiting from sponsorship agreements with multiple leading building products suppliers and manufacturers that are providing bricks, roofing materials and personal protective equipment.
Wienerberger is supplying safety clothing and thousands of bricks for bricklaying students to practice laying, and its roof tile brand Sandtoft is providing clay roof tiles for the College’s roofing students to use. In addition, Leeds-based Howarth Timber is supplying the students with high visibility clothing after the College hosted a number of training events for the company’s sales team.
This trio of companies joins a number of other leading organisations that sponsor the College’s roofing and bricklaying courses including Midland Lead, John Brash, Cembrit, Klober, Hunslet Roofing, Kestevens, CUPA and Burlington Slate.
Steve Connell, Curriculum Manager at Leeds College of Building, says: “Having the support of these organisations makes a huge difference to both our roofing and bricklaying students, giving them the opportunity to work with the latest building materials from leading manufacturers that they will no doubt continue to use throughout their careers. Our new 8,000 square metre campus, which opened earlier this year, is also built using Wienerberger’s bricks and includes pillars around the building which showcase many types of brick laying bond, so it’s particularly fitting that students can now work with the same bricks.
“The donation of high visibility clothing from Howarth Timber and Wienerberger has also been popular with our students. Wearing personal protective equipment is an essential habit to get into and it also helps to replicate a live construction site, so it’s something we’re always keen to promote.”
Leeds College of Building recently opened a brand new state-of-the-art £17million purpose-built education and training facility in Leeds city centre. It delivers a comprehensive range of courses related to construction and the built environment, including Apprenticeships, further and higher education and business training. Building and construction courses are available at all levels and range from practical, work-related programmes designed to prepare students for work in a variety of trades, to technician courses that will help them progress to further study.
For more information about Leeds College of Building, visit www.lcb.ac.uk.