The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London presented awards to three outstanding Construction employers last week (11 January 2011) in recognition of their commitment to training, employment and local building projects. The employers Lee Valley Estates, United House and Mulalley have key roles to play in the regeneration of South Tottenham.
Accepting an award on behalf of Lee Valley Estates, Chris Shellard explained that he began his career as an apprentice at the College in 1960 and returned in 1970 as a lecturer, where he taught for many years. He remarked: “ A career in construction can take you from an apprentice as I was in 1960 to a company executive – work hard and it will pay off.”
Lee Valley Estates are responsible for Hale Village, the large development next to Tottenham Hale station, which is one of the largest developments currently under construction in the UK. United House are the Principal Contractor, and so far have constructed three of the blocks and the public realm spaces.
Steve Boyle accepted the award on behalf of United House. Also a former apprentice, Steve commented on how he now organises tours of the building site at Hale Village for the College’s apprentices. He said: “The learners are a credit to the College and I look forward to meeting them all on site one day. It’s a small world in construction and if you work hard, you will succeed.
Lisa Jennings, Training Manager for Mulalley, accepted their award alongside Kojo Hurley- Holder, one of the College’s most outstanding former Construction students. Last year he was taken on by Mulalley as a Construction Trainee as part of a six-year training programme offered by the company. As well as employing him, Mulalley will pay Kojo’s university fees as he completes his degree in Construction Management.
Lisa Jennings said: ‘We are pleased to be working in partnership with The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London, Haringey Council and Haringey Guarantee to offer training and employment opportunities to young people.
‘The enthusiasm of the students has helped make the scheme a great success, and has given them fantastic experience and knowledge within the construction industry.’
Awards were also presented to construction learners for their commitment to their work and studies. Three students each won £100 for their impeccable attendance and punctuality records: Kasseion Pascal, Jusine Braham and Josh McCauliffe.
Course Team Leader, Matt Wylds commented: “Award winners are hard to select because many students have unbroken attendance and punctuality records, however Kasseion, Jusine and Josh go the extra mile in always being the first to arrive and the last to leave.”
- Last Updated: 16 January 2012