Students get a taste of construction
Friday, 17 March, 2017
As part of National Apprenticeship Week 2017, Wakefield College attended a construction focused careers event, which took place at Leeds Rhino’s Headingley Stadium and cricket grounds recently.
The event was organised by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), Keepmoat and Generation Training - orgnisations Wakefield College has worked in partnership with for many years.
The focus of the event was to inspire young people in West Yorkshire to consider a career in construction and raise awareness of the diversity of roles and opportunities the industry has to offer.
With over 2000 students from across West Yorkshire in attendance, visitors were able to participate in over 30 different hands-on construction related activities.
Three of the Wakefield College Construction lecturers attended the event and showcased many different aspects of the construction offering available at College. The year 10 students had a go at pointing for bricklaying and worked with electrical circuits for civil engineering.
Suzanne Black, Curriculum Head of Construction said, “The department engages with a number of events to involve the young people of the District with the increasing job opportunities that are in available within Construction. The Construction sector is facing a skills shortage nationally and this event, together with College taster days, STEM events, careers fairs and school visits, allows the department to develop an awareness of Construction career paths available”.
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DATE: 17 March, 2017