I couldn’t miss the opportunity of getting behind the controls of a JCB to cut the first sod as construction work starts for the building of the Nexus Centre in the Beacon Park. This £700,000 engineering skills centre, for 14-19 year olds, is a major project for East Consortium a group of local schools and colleges in the Great Yarmouth area.
Boosted by government funding for vocational education the centre will provide training and apprenticeship opportunities for young people who want a career in engineering, particularly in the offshore sector. It is an important part of the newly created enterprise zone; this will help the area benefit from new skills training and jobs.
27th January 2011