The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (CONEL) has become one of the first Mayor’s Construction Academy (MCA) hubs.

CONEL successfully bid to be one of just six MCA Hubs after gaining the Mayor of London’s MCA Quality Mark in recognition of its high-quality training in July 2018.

Jules Pipe CBE, Deputy Mayor of London for Planning, Regeneration and Skills, launched the hubs at City Hall on January 25, which was attended by CONEL Interim Principal Kurt Hintz, Assistant Principal Marcia Summers and Glen Lambert, Head of School for Construction.

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Assistant Principal Marcia Summers said: “We are excited to be named among the Mayor of London’s first construction hubs.

“It is a real testament to the exceptional training we already provide at CONEL and our reputation in the industry.”

The MCA hub programme will see a £300,000 investment in construction training at the College, which has centres in Tottenham and Enfield.

The programme aims to Boost the number of skilled workers and opportunities in construction, particularly for women and those from black and ethnic minorities.

The theme of CONEL’s hub is Building Services and will primarily focus on mechanical and electrical training along with building information modelling, building management systems, prefabricated manufacture, quantity surveying and construction, and site administration.

This will add to the College’s apprenticeship provision and range of construction courses in brickwork, carpentry, plumbing and electrical installation, which are free to 16 to 18s and for adults up to Level 2.