Construction course for veterans celebrates its 100th graduate

Published:  09 November, 2018

As the country marks 100 years since WW1, the 100th student has graduated from a course that teaches ex-service personnel construction skills.

The Foundation course at the Colchester Institute is sponsored by Kent Blaxill on behalf of the Building Heroes Charity, which helps provides skills and employment training to military veterans. The course has been a great success and is now booked up far into 2019.

The Institute marked the 100th person to join the course with a visit from local MP Will Quince, senior military personnel, and local businesses. Karl Pannell from Kent Blaxill re-ceived a certificate of thanks on behalf of the builders’ merchant for its on-going support of the Institute and the charity.

Kent Blaxill also offers an Advantage Card to the students that allows them to purchase dis-counted materials to help them start up their businesses.

Pannell said: “The graduation is always a very positive experience and meeting the veter-ans, Institute staff, and both charity and military representatives, and to celebrate the 100th learner was a tremendous achievement to all involved.

“Kent Blaxill have always been very keen to support this initiative, and impressive to see the results first hand.”

Managing Director Simon Blaxill added: “This is exactly the type of initiative Kent Blaxill is very proud to support and we are delighted to see that students are achieving such superb results.

“It is wonderful news that the course remains hugely popular and that we can continue to support veterans in such a positive way.”

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