Hull's adult learners enjoy brand new facilities

Post-16 learners in Hull will have access to brand new IT facilities this academic year thanks to the creation of new classrooms in east Hull.

Two modular buildings have been installed at Hull Training & Adult Education’s (HTAE) The Construction Centre, creating four classrooms.

The installation of the buildings was completed and handed over on Monday 31 July by Hull City Council’s partners Esteem and Sewell Construction.

IT suites were fitted by HTAE and the council during August, ensuring they were fully furnished in time ready for use in September.

The provision is being co-ordinated by HTAE following its relocation from the former Endeavour School site last year.

Mark Boothby, Joint Managing Director of Sewell Construction, said:

“We’re delighted to be able to deliver these new facilities for HTAE to help Hull’s adult learners gain new skills and improve their employability. We always enjoy working in collaboration with Esteem and Hull City Council to provide innovative solutions for the city’s education estate, and it’s really rewarding to see learners using the new resources.”

Cllr Linda Tock, Hull City Council’s portfolio holder for Hull Training, said:

“This is a fantastic new facility which Hull Training can be proud of.

“Having new IT suites such as these will only encourage post-16 learners and provides them with an area in which to continue their education.

“This underlines the council’s commitment to ensuring the people of Hull have the necessary skills and abilities to fulfil their ambitions and support the local economy.

“I would like to thank our partners, Esteem and Sewell Group, for their efforts in making this happen.”

Gavin Barley, general manager of Hull Esteem, added:

“Hull Training does some great work equipping young people and adults with the essential skills they need to succeed in the workplace.

“It’s been a pleasure to work on this project and it continues the thirteen-year partnership between Hull City Council and Esteem of local investment into the educational sector across the city, for the people of Hull.”