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24.07.12

TUCA training complete for first 1,000 students

The first 1,000 students have completed their training at the Crossrail Tunnelling and Underground Construction Academy (TUCA). 

The academy in eastLondonhas also launched new courses to meet industry demand and is providing new facilities, including a high-tech concrete testing laboratory.

TUCA provides nationally-recognised qualifications to upskill those already working in the industry and helps students to gain employment. A range of pre-employment courses are available, including an introduction to general construction and metal framework.

Claire Parry, head of skills and employment at Crossrail said: “The Tunnelling andUndergroundConstructionAcademyhas been a huge success since opening less than a year ago. Over 1,000 people have now been trained to work on Crossrail and other construction projects.

“The Academy is the only purpose-built facility for training people in key skills in tunnelling and underground construction with an unrivalled range of specialist plant and equipment.”

TUCA’s specialist training facilities include a simulated tunnel environment, Sprayed Concrete Lining equipment and loco driver training facilities.

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