Construction Youth Trust recognised with industry award

The Construction Youth Trust is delighted to announce that the Newport Construction Vehicle, a joint project with Newport Construction Initiative, won an award at the Constructing Excellence in Wales 2008 dinner held at the Celtic Manor on the 27th of June 2008.

The construction vehicle won the award for.

People and Leadership Development Award 2008

Christine Townley, Director Construction Youth Trust “On behalf of The Trust and the Newport Construction Initiative we are delighted to have won the Constructing Excellence in Wales award and look forward to the continued success of this very exciting project”

Whilst the vehicle was officially launched by the Construction Youth Trust’s Patron HRH The Duke of Gloucester in April 2008 it has been working in some of the most deprived communities in and around Newport since December 2007,  The vehicle delivers taster sessions in a variety of construction related industries such as plastering, plumbing and tiling, to disaffected young people.   The Trust is delighted that this project has received such valuable recognition at such an early stage and believes that this will bode well for the project’s future. Peter Marchant, Trustee “We are pleased that the industry has recognised the value and potential of this project at this early stage.”

The project aims to assist young people from deprived communities in South Wales to access introductory training and awareness of construction and encourage them to progress into training and employment in the industry. 

The Construction Youth Trust is committed to removing barriers and bridging the gap between communities and employers. The Trust enables local young people to maximise the benefits available to them as a result of the massive regeneration projects happening throughout Wales. Over the next couple of months the Trust will be launching new initiatives across south Wales in Neath Port Talbot and Rhondda Cynon Taff.

For more information about the Trust’s work in Wales contact