Blackburn College students to receive BIM training from Capita Local Government

Credit: Lancashire Business View
Credit: Lancashire Business View

Exciting news is coming out of Lancashire as Building Information Modelling tuition will take place in a college following the educational establishment’s new deal with a local authorities business management partner.

Blackburn College will team up with Capita Local Government to addresses the skills shortage within the United Kingdom, particular relating to the lack of skilled architects and planners.

Providing students with an increased knowledge of AEC is high on the agenda for both parties, whom want to ensure that young people have the correct skillsets necessary to get them into work or enable them to enter higher education with a distinct advantage.

Nick Hall, Blackburn College’s Business Engagement Manager was involved in setting up a Memorandum of Understanding, pictured above. He said: “Capita is a major employer in Blackburn, which has been working alongside Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council for the past 15 years to help transform the borough into the kind of place that local people and businesses want it to be.

“We both share the ambition to address skill shortages in the construction industry, particularly in terms of architects and planners, and Blackburn College is thrilled to be working with them with this goal in sight.”

Ian Richardson, Partnership Director at Capita, also commented to Lancashire Business View: “We are thrilled to sign this agreement with Blackburn College. It is vital for the future of the construction industry that we invest in the skills and training of our young people.

“We look forward to developing the new apprenticeship, work experience and internship programmes with the College – and to working with staff and pupils on their construction and Building Information Modelling curriculum.”

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