A centre designed to help young people break into the construction industry is to be built in Cumbria.
The Construction Skills Centre at Lakes College in West Cumbria will provide skills needed for the nuclear industry, with the local authorities looking to secure the future of the Sellafield nuclear site in the county.
Chairman of Britain's Energy Coast, which is supporting the project, Brian Wilson said: "This is a major development for the future of West Cumbria. Making sure local people can take advantage of opportunities in the energy sector is the primary reason Britain's Energy Coast is supporting this project."
County councillor Tony Markley, cabinet member for economic development, says that forthcoming projects in Cumbria could create around 4,400 jobs.
Esh Construction is handling the £5.5 million build, which is set to commence this spring.
The centre should take 48 weeks to complete and will take on 280 trainees per annum once operational.