A NUMBER of job seekers have attended a new Construction Academy at Fife College. 

The academy, which will be based out of the college's new campus in Halbeath that is set to open in 2025, has been designed to give attendees new skills and a path to employment; either building the new campus or taking up wider opportunities in Fife.

Those who have already attended the course have gained qualifications around health and safety and manual handling, which are essential entry requirements into the construction industry.

Balfour Beatty is building the new campus as part of the Dunfermline Learning Centre, and are working closely with Fife College to identify employment opportunities on-site throughout the build.

Fife College principal, Jim Metcalfe, added: “Anyone looking for work or further learning has a home here at the college. We help our students go from learning to earning, providing opportunities from enrolment to graduation.

"Talking to everyone at the Construction Academy, who’ll potentially be building our new campus, was incredibly exciting.

"Hearing their stories and meeting them at the start of their learning and employment journey confirmed the value of Fife College to the local community and economy.”