Parents and secondary school students from years 8, 9, 10 and 11 are invited to attend a special Heritage Construction Careers event at Coleg Cambria, Bersham Road site on Wednesday 17 November between at 4.30pm and 8.30pm.

The event is all about raising awareness to the future generation, upskilling the local workforce to understand materials to be used on traditional buildings, careers in the heritage construction industry and networking to help grow the heritage construction industry locally.

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There will be specialist trades attending the event, from lead bossing, glass and metal work to architects firms who will all help you to gain a better understanding of working within the Construction and Heritage Construction industry.

It could be the first steps to understanding a career in the Construction and Heritage Industry.

Cllr Terry Evans, Lead Member for Economic Development and Regeneration, said, “The event will be an ideal opportunity for young people and their parents to see the types of skills that are in short supply that is being addressed through the Traditional Building Skills programme. This programme is helping to refurbish the historic buildings within Wrexham Town Centre Townscape Heritage Scheme funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.”

Cllr Phil Wynn, Lead Member for Education, said, “We are very fortunate to have a state of the art construction training facility at Coleg Cambria’s Bersham Road campus, so I would urge pupils to consider a rewarding career in construction by joining the Heritage skills career event”.

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The courses are provided free through the Wrexham Traditional Building Skills Programme. This project has received funding from Cadwyn Clwyd Rural Development Agency, through the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.