Independent builders merchant Huws Gray invited a number of construction students from the Dolgellau campus of Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor to its Llangefni truss rafter plant to enable them to gain a greater understanding of truss rafters and easy-joist manufacturing.
The visit, which was arranged by Huws Gray sales manager, Armon Williams, and tutor Meirion Edwards from Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor’s construction department, saw the students erect a truss roof and install floor joists as part of their site carpentry course.
As well as the truss design and manufacture, a number of other carpentry elements were covered such as machining, grading and sourcing of timber – an issue of great importance to the students as sustainability is a core element in the learning. They also had an insight into the importance of planning deliveries to meet demands as well as how essential correct communication is whilst ordering.
Edwards was impressed by the visit and was left wanting more as he said “We would appreciate further visits to the site as we have recognised the benefits to the learners”.
Huws Gray’s, Armon Williams said: “We were delighted to be able to help the students gain a better insight and understanding of what we do, and the products we sell. Whilst we are fully committed to training and developing our own staff, we also realise the importance of developing our relationship with Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor, as well as with other colleges within the Llandrillo-Menai Group, in order to better-prepare our future skilled construction workers and customers of course.”