The UK’s first Construction Careers College in Gainsborough has now enrolled over 20 students onto the course. Many local construction organisations are getting involved. They are helping to develop the curriculum and course format, as well as providing staff to undertake workshops with the students. The Gelder Group Design Department recently undertook a design workshop with the students, with the hope of inspiring them to pursue careers in construction.
The Gelder Group staff set-up a short design and planning project for the class. This involved reading architectural drawings and presenting their design ideas to their peers. On the event, Tori Norval, Apprentice Design Assistant commented:
Everyone did fantastically and we were impressed at the student’s efforts. If we got the opportunity to do it again, then we’d be happy to put ourselves forward.
This new college represents a unique opportunity for young people to secure a lucrative and rewarding career, and for the region to plug its skills gap.
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