The Lincolnshire Showground was a hive of activity during the beginning of October as the Lincoln Group Training Association (LGTA), in conjunction with Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and Lincolnshire & Rutland EBP (education business partnership), held a construction careers taster event. Aimed at raising awareness and interest among young people about the diverse range of career options available within the industry, the event was attended by more than 500 students.
The children, from local primary and secondary schools, enjoyed free showcase sessions designed to provide hands-on experience of construction activities like Health & Safety, planning and engineering.
VINCI staff Luke Watson, Paul Doherty, Claire Snoddon and Eddie Parker hosted eight sessions of construction experience over the two days, with an exercise designed to get children thinking about the construction sequence and the importance of planning activities correctly.
Around 120 children took part in these sessions and prizes were awarded for the best solutions. The team received great feedback from the enthusiastic children, who thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
Thanking the companies and volunteers who took part, Steve Taylor, Group Training Officer from the organisers LGTA, described the event as very rewarding. He said, “hopefully the event will inspire the next wave of new-entrants into the industry” adding, “for some, this has been an experience that I am sure they will never forget.”
Date: 04 November 2019