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MIS’ NVQ Student Recommended for the BBC’s DIY SOS

Metropolitan International Schools is very proud to see one of its NVQ students being “recommended” to appear on the BBC’s DIY SOS.

Ronnie Mcgrory, 29, from Wordsley, who studied with Metropolitan International Schools, was “recommended” to appear on the emotional home repair series following a plea for local trades to help on a recent build.

It all came as a bit of stock to Ronnie who said, “we were recommended for the show”.

Ronnie stayed on the build for the full nine days but doesn’t want to spoil where the show was filmed. However, look out for him, you won’t miss him.

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Ronnie is sporting the grey sweatshirt, right of centre, with Nick Knowles in the background.

Ronnie started his course in 2013, doing his practical training in ERR Wolverhampton, and completed his NVQ at premises in Stoke on Trent, June 2017.

Ronnie hopes that his quality training will inspire others to become a fully qualified Trades people.

Hats off as Tommy Walsh tells of building revolution

A group of construction students have completed work on an abandoned Luton hat factory under a revolutionary training scheme backed by celebrity builder Tommy Walsh.

Engineering Real Results, the largest trades training organisation in the UK, has spent months buying up neglected and derelict properties in a multi-million pound move which gives young tradespeople a way round restrictive Government legislation which forces apprentices to beg for unpaid work for decades.

The scheme allows students to comply with Government rules which demand apprentices carry out 100 hours practical training. The rule has forced apprentices onto the streets begging for unpaid work for decades.

Now they can complete their qualifications in weeks rather than years.

Here Tommy talks about what he sees as a revolution in training for the building trade.


 

Courtesy of http://www.consumerwatchfoundation.com/hats-off-tommy-walsh-tells-building-revolution/