Adult learner Richard Downing

Adult learner Richard Downing

Richard Downing was working in a warehouse but decided to return to college as an adult learner to secure a more stable job.

The 30-year-old said: “The pre-recruitment course run in conjunction with Midland Metro Alliance has really helped prepare me for a job. I have learnt so much – from groundworks and bricklaying to slabbing and drainage – it’s been really constructive.

“I was last in college 10 years ago but it’s been easy to get back into study – it’s just like riding a bike!

“I would recommend college to anyone – you are never too old to learn.”

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