Drury Joinery Services Limited has won a prestigious European Award for its work with apprentices in the micro companies’ sector at the closing event of the EU Vocational Skills Week in Brussels, on Friday 24th November. The European Alliance for Apprenticeships, whose award it is, received nominations from all over the European Union. In her remarks, Marianne Thyssen a senior representative of the European Commission noted the excellent practice in developing apprentices in the best traditions of one-to-one training.
Lee Drury was the only UK Winner from 12 categories that seek to recognise excellent work in vocational education and training, particularly apprenticeships.
Many congratulations to our member CR Civil Engineering for being chosen, not just as the “Most Considerate Company” in their category, but also the “Overall Winner” in the 2017 Considerate Constructors Scheme Awards.
Action for Construction is supporting East Leake Academy students who are going to spend 10 days in April – making the bricks by hand, then building walls for the Nyagbo Sroe Kindergarten at the Eugemot Orphanage in Ghana, by providing a range of tools, materials and equipment.
If you are interested in donating any items, please contact Howard Platts for further details.
Find out all about the Project, now in its third year, by attending our “Open Evening” on Wednesday 21st February at Van Elle’s new training centre in Pinxton, Ashfield.
Management Team Meetings All members are welcome – please email Howard Platts should you wish to attend
Meetings are between 07.30 and 09.00 hours at CR Civil Engineering, Asher Lane, Ripley, Derby DE5 3RD Held on Wednesday – 17th January, 11th April and 5th September
Sub Group Meetings Each group will hold 3 meetings a year, dates to be advised by sub group chairs
AfC 2018 Events Open to all members and supporters – timings are normally 17.30 to 19.30, with a buffet provided Wednesday 21st February – “Open Evening” – The Apprenticeship Levy, Ghana Project and CITB update at Van Elle, Pinxton, Ashfield Wednesday 16th May – “Open Evening” – How CITB changes affect our funding for training/ alternative funding opportunities at Beeston Resource Centre Nottingham Wednesday 13th June – Annual BBQ at Beeston Resource Centre, Nottingham Wednesday 31st October – “Open Evening” topics tbc – your suggestions welcomed! At a venue in Derby Wednesday 5th December – AGM and Dinner, venue to be confirmed