Today I was honoured to meet the first intake of graduates from the new Building Heroes Training Course in Aldershot which gives Armed Forces Veterans the chance to learn skills needed in the construction industry.
The course is a collaboration between Farnborough College of Technology, at Aldershot Construction College, and the charity Building Heroes, founded by the brilliant Brendan Williams. When I first introduced Brendan to FCOT just five months ago I had no idea how quickly the course would come together.
So a huge thank you to Brendan, as well as Graham Hyatt and Virginia Barrett of FCOT for making it possible. And I hope some of the Veterans graduating today might find construction jobs here in the home of the British Army!"
Leo is pictured with Chief Executive of Building Heroes Brendan Williams, Graham Hyatt of Farnborough College of Technology, and the first intake of graduates from the training course