Nearly 500 school pupils from across the South Lincolnshire region tried their hand at a range of construction skills during the two day ‘have-a-go’ event, designed to inspire young people to take up a career within the construction industry.
The event, now in its 6th year, was once again held at New College Stamford in conjunction with the CITB funded South Lincolnshire Group Training Association (SLGTA). A wide range of local and regional employers from the construction industry also provided help and support to allow the school pupils to explore a variety of technical, professional and trade career opportunities available to them.
Activities included interior design, surveying, eco building design and techniques, bridge building, mini digger operation and road building. Plus the more traditional trade skills of plumbing, tiling, electrical, carpentry/joinery and brickwork. To compliment these skills experiences, interactive sessions on Health & Safety equipment testing, First Aid, Fire Safety and Virtual Reality SIM goggles were also all on offer.
Once again this year Princebuild were very pleased to support the event, providing workshops on renewable energy on both days and painting and design on the primary school day, as well as providing construction ambassadors to aid with the smooth running of the event. In total 15 staff attended over the 2 days.
As in previous years Princebuild also provided the medals and trophies that are given out to recognise participant’s efforts over the two days.
Barbara Mehew, Company HR Manager for Princebuild and Chair of the SLGTA commented “A BIG thank you to all the sponsors of the event, we have received some amazing feedback from the schools who attended this year. The positivity of the whole event underpins Princebuilds’ continued commitment to sponsor the event with the awards and trophies.
“It also demonstrates the value to industry of permitting our current Apprentices time out of their busy schedules to promote Careers in Construction by acting as Construction Ambassadors on both days.”