Leeds College of Building Roofing division is set to welcome its students back with a wealth of new materials thanks to its industry partners.
Over the years, the college’s roofing department has built strong ties with many established businesses in its field. LCB roofing attributes its student’s success to its networking partners: Kyton, Klober, Redland, Cupa Pizarras, Keylite, Weinerberger/Sandtoft, SR Timber and Siga Slates, Marley Eternit and Midland Lead, who have all contributed to the division.
The further education college has also received a generous donation of £2000 worth of lead from UK lead manufacturer, Midland Lead.
Midland Lead Marketing Manager Lynn Street explained why the company is happy to help: “There is a severe skills shortage in the construction industry as a whole, and we want to do all we can to preserve precious roofing skills. It’s important to us to play an active part in the students’ learning.
“With college budgets being increasingly stretched, students often have to forego using specialist materials and equipment, and make do with replacement products meaning vital best-practice learning is missed. By using lead and working with it, students will appreciate that lead really is the only material suitable for flashing.”
The donations will be used to further the education of all students in the department. LCB Roofing Tutor, Chris Messenger said: “The donations will be used to train all the apprentices at LCB. Without this industry support LCB would find it difficult for the roofing apprentices to train with the best materials available.”
Roof systems manufacturer, Marley Eternit, is also donating £1500 worth of roofing battens to the students at LCB this coming term, organised by Stuart Nicholson, Sales Director.