Kier is main contractor on the £4.75m Advanced Construction Engineering (ACE) Centre at the Booth Lane Campus of Northampton College.
The project is scheduled for completion in Q3, 2019.
It will help train builders, plumbers and decorators, as well as pioneering new techniques aimed at equipping the workforce of the future with the very latest skills.
Alongside courses which focus on craft skills, there will also be courses at Level 3 for those looking for supervisory, technician or management careers in the sector, such as Civil Engineering, Building Services Engineering, or Project Management.
Michael George, Contracting Director at Mick George Ltd said: “As employers of more than 1,100 employees, we recognise that the construction industry and its labour model are at a critical juncture in terms of its long-term sustainability.
“Addressing both the skills shortages and the ageing workforce demographic is seen as a top priority within leading construction companies, so it’s a credit to Northampton College for responding so pro‐actively to provide solutions for the sector, helping to deliver a high calibre of new recruits to the industry.”