A LEADING builders merchant has thrown its support behind a campaign to train future new generations from Slough to work in the industry.

Selco Builders Warehouse, based on the Slough Trading Estate on Farnham Road, has supplied £1,500 of building materials to the town’s new Refresh Skills Centre.

The centre on Bath Road offers free courses allowing men and women from the town to earn qualifications in courses ranging from construction to media.

Selco’s materials will be used to help guide those who take on the City and Guilds Level 1 Construction course.

The company’s branch manager Dave Crabtree 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, based in Bath Road, has been entirely funded by the Sikh PMKC charity and relies on donations from the Sikh community in Slough to operate.

It was opened in July by Susan Williams, Baroness Williams of Trafford, the mayor of Slough councillor Mohammed Rasib and local policing area commander for Slough, Superintendent Simon Bowden.

The centre has the backing of prime minister David Cameron who said at the time the centre ‘will undoubtedly provide economic and social benefits to the local community’.

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.”

Selco provides an extensive range of building, electrical, landscaping, kitchen and bathroom products.

For more information about the Refresh Skills Centre, go www.torefresh-sc.com