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Ambitious plans have been unveiled for a state-of-the-art facility aimed at tackling the severe skills shortages threatening to hit the construction industry in Northamptonshire.

Northampton College has revealed its proposal for a £4.75million Advanced Construction Engineering (ACE) Centre, to be built at its Booth Lane campus, which will help train the next generation of builders, plumbers and decorators and teach pioneering new techniques aimed at equipping the workforce of the future with the very latest skills.

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Northampton College has teamed up with iconic shoemakers Church’s to champion the workforce of the future and find the county’s best apprentice.

The best young talent in the county will be unearthed as part of the inaugural Northamptonshire Business Awards, with the college and Church’s joining forces to sponsor the coveted Apprentice of the Year category.

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A Northampton College student has been hailed a hero having helped save the life of a pensioner having a suspected heart attack at a bus stop.

Fred Whitworth, an 18-year-old Level 3 Public Services student at Booth Lane, stepped in after spotting the 79-year-old man in distress in St Gregory’s Road, Northampton.

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