MP unveils new construction centre at college

Ben Wallace MP (left) unveils the plaque, watched by Ann Turner, Ian Higginbotham and Marcus Worthington (right)
Ben Wallace MP (left) unveils the plaque, watched by Ann Turner, Ian Higginbotham and Marcus Worthington (right)
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A new building especially for construction students has been opened at Myerscough College.

The Marcus Worthington Construction Skills Centre, based at the main site on St Michael’s Road in Bilsborrow, will become the home for construction students, including those on 14-16 vocational courses and a variety of other courses.

As part of the college’s £14m improvement programme, the centre will provide a base for students to gain knowledge and skills in preparation for moving on to either a modern apprenticeship scheme in construction or to study on another full time course.

Wyre and Preston North MP, Ben Wallace, officially unveiled the plaque.

College chief executive andprincipal, Ann Turner, said: ‘’It’s wonderful to be working with such a great team once again.

“We thank Worthington’s for their continuous support and contributions to the college over a number of years and our new centre is yet another example of their work which can be seen all over campus. The new facility contains industry relevant, first class resources and will further enhance our reputation as being the top land based college in the country.”

Mr Wallace said: “Myerscough College provides real skills for people to get real jobs across a number of industries.

“These skills are at a premium in the marketplace and this is another great facility to add to add to an already excellent campus.”

Marcus Worthington was on hand to oversaw the opening of the centre built in his name and said:”Our company and Myerscough College have always worked very well together and it’s a privilege to have been responsible for the Marcus Worthington Construction Skills Centre.”