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.”