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Blackburn University Centre and College Students Benefit from Casey Construction

Blackburn University Centre and College Students Benefit from Casey Construction

A group of Blackburn College and Blackburn University Centre Construction students recently benefitted from a guest lecture delivered by construction group Casey and Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council.

Level 2, Level 3 and Higher National Certificate (HNC) Construction and the Built Environment students were joined by Casey’s Assistant Site Manager and Stakeholder Manager, Sarah Harwood, and Contracts Manager, Alan Watkinson, as well as the Council’s Transport Manager, Mike Cliffe.

Sarah, Alan and Mike presented their roles in construction projects and discussed in depth the processes that major contracts require. They also displayed examples of a number of projects they have been and are currently involved in, particularly those within the Blackburn and wider Lancashire area.

Caroline Bracewell, Head of School – Business, Health and Technology at Blackburn University Centre, said: “We would like to thank Sarah and Alan from the Casey Group and Mike from Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council for coming in and going into a high level of detail for our students.

“It was a wonderful opportunity for our students to see first-hand the career opportunities available to them, particularly in the local area. It’s also great for them to hear it from a thriving, successful organisation such as Casey.

“We have a commitment to meet the local need in this industry which is why the Higher Education teaching team at Blackburn University Centre are working to develop Higher and Degree Level Apprenticeships. With all of the heritage and restoration projects in the area, it is a really exciting time to be involved in Construction and the Built Environment.”

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19 Oct 2020, 10:17 AM