Meet Your Tutors
The planning, design, construction and maintenance of the built environment requires highly skilled and creative individuals. St-Eds Training Centre provides the knowledge, skills and opportunity to become that person.
The Multi-Skilled Construction Course teaches students how the construction industry works, introducing them to the skills and knowledge required to achieve a successful and well paid career in this dynamic sector.
This broad-skills course covers training in carpentry, bricklaying, painting and decorating, plumbing and tiling. Students learn about the construction process from start to finish. And by working closely with our partner employers and sponsors, they get the opportunity to apply newly-learned skills to real projects.
The Multi-Skilled Construction Course provides a springboard to those wishing to work as a traditional tradesperson/craftsperson, or those seeking employment within the planning, management or development of the built environment.
“I love when my students have gained the practical skills and knowledge to complete tasks with competence and initiative. This shows they have grown in self-esteem and gained confidence in their abilities. It allows them to complete their assessments to a high standard”.
Gary Harrison – Senior Painting & Decorating Tutor
Gary – Painting and Decorating
Gary is a Senior Tutor at St-Eds and also our Multi-Skills Construction Tutor, primarily focussing on Painting and Decorating. Gary has been with St-Eds since early 2015. Before joining the team at St-Eds, Gary had his own business for almost 20 years specialising in tiling and painting and decorating. He specialised in heritage work and picked up many skills along the way. Gary was also a qualified Chef for the best part of 15 years and therefore this enables him to step in for catering. He is very enthusiastic of passing his skills onto the younger generation.
Will – Bricklaying
Will is a Senior Tutor and teaches bricklaying at St-Eds. He began working in the building trade when he left school at 17 and completed a 2-year apprenticeship in bricklaying with Persimmon Homes, gaining a NVQ Level 2 and Intermediate Construction Award in bricklaying. Since completing his apprenticeship, Will has worked on many big projects around the country, both new builds and renovations. He’s been a tutor at St-Eds since October 2016 and enjoys the challenges that the role presents. Will loves the opportunity to make a difference and to become a positive influence in the lives of young people, whilst helping them learn valuable skills that will benefit them through their lives and professional careers.
Tom – Carpentry
Tom is one of our Vocational Instructors and teaches carpentry as part of the St-Eds Multi-Skill Construction course. He manages the popular and busy area of carpentry each day ensuring young people have fun activities to engage with. Tom loves sharing his knowledge whilst inspiring young people. The relationships he builds with our young people is very special and dedicated.