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Truro College students 'Fit for Work'

Truro College students

Plastering students at Truro College are fit for work. 

A class of second year students studying plastering at Truro College have become the most recent to successfully complete the 'Fit for College : Fit for Work' training programme. The industry specific fitness training programme was delivered to the students to help them develop understanding and awareness about the importance of being healthy, fit for the work place and being aware of their own physical welfare.

The six week practical programme has been created specifically for students who are planning to enter the construction industry. 'Bovis Homes' and 'Screw Fix' have endorsed the programme, recognising the 'best practice' that offers students the opportunity to prepare themselves for the physical demands in the workplace. During the training students are taught safe lifting techniques and ways to develop their own personal strength.

In partnership with industry experts, the College's Health, Wellbeing and Sport Team have developed and delivered the programme, and are also providing bespoke training programmes for students to encourage a lifelong habit of being physically active.

Richard Billington, DTL at Truro and Penwith College, said "Our students have worked very hard to complete this 'Fit for College : Fit for Work module. They have shown an excellent attitude and a great appreciation of the importance of this employment training. I know they all want to continue using the fitness facilities here at College and develop their fitness levels further".