Selco supports a campaign to find tradesmen of the future in Slough, supplying £1,500 of building materials to the town’s new Refresh Skills Centre.
The centre offers free courses allowing Slough residents to earn qualifications in courses ranging from construction to media.
Selco materials will be used to guide Slough residents through the City & Guilds Level 1 Construction course.
Dave Crabtree, Selco Slough branch manager, said: “This is a fantastic initiative and we are very proud to be involved and providing a benefit to individuals and the community as a whole.
“It is an ideal opportunity for potential tradesmen of the future in Slough to gain a key qualification.”
The Refresh Skills Centre was funded by the Sikh PMKC charity and relies on donations from the Sikh community in Slough to operate.
It was officially opened in June by Slough Mayor, Cllr Mohammed Rasib, and local Slough policing area commander, Superintendent Simon Bowden.
Jatinder Singh, centre manager, said: “This is a very exciting initiative which is designed to give the people of Slough a new skill set and increase their chances of securing a job in their chosen profession.
“We are hugely grateful to Selco for getting involved in their project and providing us with materials to help us run our construction course.”
The Slough Selco branch offers a range of building materials, drainage, roofing, heating, plumbing, and electrical products, along with a range of timber, including a bespoke cutting service, doors and windows, ironmongery and fixings, decorating supplies, landscaping and fencing items, as well as kitchen and bathroom showrooms, plus Selco’s latest new initiative tool and plant hire.
There is also an in-branch café, trade services, direct-to-site delivery options, and van size parking spaces.