Students learn latest products

Technical academy students Jack Richardson, 17, and Brad Burdett, 18, both from Shotton, watch a demo by BAL's product support technician Gary Walsmley.
Technical academy students Jack Richardson, 17, and Brad Burdett, 18, both from Shotton, watch a demo by BAL's product support technician Gary Walsmley.

MORE than 30 companies were on show during a college’s trade exhibition.

The Technical Academy run by East Durham College, in Peterlee, held the event where a range of construction and building services companies demonstrated their latest product innovations.

Firms included BAL Adhesives, Ceramic Tile Distributors (CTD), Edmundson Electricals, Genesis, Howdens Joinery, Plumb Centre, Rubi, Seaward, Speedfit, Weber and Wedi.

Rob Hutchinson, education manager at the academy, said: “The aim of this event was to give our students an amazing opportunity to learn about some of the latest products, techniques and building methods being used in the industry.

“These type of events are invaluable, they really help to enhanced the learners training and raise their aspirations.”

The technical academy is based in a 30,000 sq-ft. purpose-built facility on Peterlee’s South West Industrial Estate.

It offers training in a range of construction trades including plastering, tiling, gas, electric and fitted interiors.

For more details on The Technical Academy call (0191) 5185577 or visit the website at www.thetechnicalacademy.co.uk