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‘Work in Progress’ programme searches for local charity or community project


Local construction students will be helping a local charity or community group when they take part in ‘Work in Progress’, a Channel TV programme which launches later this week.

‘Work in Progress’ is the result of collaboration between AC Mauger Construction, Highlands College and Channel TV.  The three have teamed up together to offer construction students at Highlands College the opportunity to take part in this exciting programme.

‘Work in Progress’ will see a group of students from Highlands College spend two-three months on a work placement, mentoring scheme with local construction company, AC Mauger Construction.  Following this they will then undertake a renovation, refurbishment or construction project on behalf of a local charity or community group.  On completion of the project, a prize will then be awarded to the most improved student.

Channel TV will air the first episode of the series on Thursday 25th October, during Channel Report.  The programme will launch the search for a charity or community project which could benefit from the skills of the ‘Work in Progress’ team.  Charities and community groups will be asked to complete a short entry form, returning it to Channel TV no later than Wednesday 19th December 2007, for the chance to be selected as the featured project.

AC Mauger Construction hope that the programme will be beneficial both to the students and to the charity or community group selected.  

Martin Nozedar, contracts director, AC Mauger Construction, commented:
“We are thrilled to be launching this programme in conjunction with Channel TV and Highlands College. By mentoring these students we hope to give them a good insight into the industry and hopefully help them in choosing a construction discipline in which to specialise.  We also hope to use this opportunity to raise the profile of a local charity or community group through this project.”

Peter Wade, tutor at Highlands College, added:

“I am very excited about this project and the opportunity AC Mauger Construction have provided for students at Highands.  It will be a great learning experience for them while utilising their skills for the benefit of the local community.”

The first instalment of the programme will air on Thursday 25th October at 6pm with Channel Report.  This will be followed by further programmes charting the students progress until the final run of six weekly programmes airs in March/April 2008.