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Go-ahead for £2m Watton training centre

PUBLISHED: 14:57 08 September 2008 | UPDATED: 11:01 08 July 2010

A £2m vocational training centre has been given the go-ahead ensuring hundreds of young people in Norfolk will have a better chance of getting a job,

Wayland Community High School at Watton will now build a construction industry vocation centre offering education and training opportunities to 14 to 19-year-olds, and adults wanting to take refresher skills or learn new trades.

PLANSfora £2m vocational training centre have been given the go-ahead, ensuring hundreds of young people in Norfolk will have a better chance of getting a job,

Wayland Community High School at Watton will build a construction industry vocation centre offering education and training opportunities to 14 to 19-year-olds and adults wanting to take refresher skills or learn new trades.

Students will be able to develop skills including brickwork, plumbing, carpentry, electrics and engineering, and the centre will have five classrooms/workshops, an equipment room, ancillary offices and a car park, with a separate access on to Merton Road.

Development partners, some of which will be offering in-house training and scholarships, include Wayland Community High, Methwold High School, College of West Anglia, Norwich City College, Mansell Construction ' the Learning and Skills Council, Norfolk Learning Authority, East of England Development Agency and Hethel Engineering Centre.

Norfolk County Council's planning regulatory committee has given officers the power to grant planning permission subject to the views of the secretary of state over loss of playing field land.

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