Partners host building futures in the Borders event
Developing the Young Workforce Borders with partners, Borders College, SBC Community Benefit and CITB organised and delivered a 'Building Futures' construction event for 95 S3 secondary school pupils, including 25 females, and 12 teachers from 8 of the 9 schools at Scottish Borders Campus in Galashiels.
The aim of the event was to raise awareness of jobs in construction and the local college as a progression route from school and to address the possible future skill shortage. There was a particular focus on addressing gender imbalance with female pupils being in attendance.
Pupils had the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge through workshops delivered by college lecturers with industry support sourced through SBC Community Benefits.
- DYW Borders have created a 5 mins with… Construction video to showcase the range of careers available
- You can also view the apprenticeship toolkit to support employers and young people by visiting: www.dywborders.co.uk/apprenticeships
Published: Mon 11th Feb, 2019