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Prime Minister and the Mayor of London visit Harrow
The Prime Minister and the Mayor of London visited a college today to see the work of teenagers training for the construction industry.
David Cameron and Boris Johnson visited Harrow College’s 'skills centre' in Kenmore Avenue to find out training for 14 to 19-year-olds from across the borough.
The Tory leaders were given a tour of the centre, which was opened in 2005 and trains teenagers to become electricians, plumbers, carpenters and for other roles.
Mayor London Boris Johnson said: "This is the second time I have been to the skills centre. It is a fantastic place helping train young people for the construction industry."
When asked if there would be jobs available for the students who graduated, The Prime Minister said: “Construction is growing, more houses are being built and more jobs are available.”
Mr Johnson said: “In London construction is growing rapidly and there are thousands of job vacancies in the industry. It is an area where there will more jobs for young people.”
They were shown around the workshops at the centre to see practical work by the students in a range of disciplines.
College principal Tony Medhurst said: “We are absolutely delighted to have the Prime Minister and the Mayor of London here.
“I think it is a great tribute and endorsement to the value of vocational courses which are training young people in key skills to help the economy grow.”
The two Tory heavyweights were also in Harrow to give their backing to Harrow Conservatives before the council elections next week.
After visiting the centre, the pair headed to Harrow town centre for a walk round with parliamentary candidate for Harrow West Hannah David and Harrow Borough Council's Conservative leader Councillor Susan Hall.
David Cameron said: “We are here to support Susan Hall and the fantastic work being carried out by the Conservative group.
“I think after the turbulence in the council Susan and her team have shown great leadership in stabilising the council and we are here to support them.”
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