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Adult Training Centre

The Solihull centre that offered training for an eager workforce traditionally rejected by the world of work.

News 1974 4 mins Not rated


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In 1974 the Adult Training and Social Education Centre in Solihull offered work training for local people with learning difficulties. With the West Midlands a centre of industry it was a logical home for the centre which obtains the maximum potential from trainees as principal Pat O'Gorman explains. From making chess pieces to rocking chairs it's a hive of industry and a world away from the barriers usually erected to prevent people with disabilities from working.