Including community members at all ages is important for the industry and the nation’s workforce.
In order to educate and raise interest of construction to younger people, creative and interactive methods should be applied.
The example below shows how one site performed this:
- The A1 Leeming to Barton scheme has made an innovative partnership. They teamed up with BBC’s ‘CBeebies’ to create a program to educate children on how a road is built;
- The film crew visited the project and filmed the different layers of a newly constructed highway;
- The Carillion Morgan Sindall JV is the first construction organisation to work with on a programme to educate children on the highways sector and the work and opportunities the industry creates;
- The A1L2B project is dedicated to improving the future of construction and infrastructure and this initiative will hopefully energise the next generation to be a part of our fantastic industry.
Project Director Dave Lowery said:
“ We are delighted to be part of this venture. We have made significant commitments and contributions to improving the future of our industry and this initiative allows us to really work with the future generations. The process has been very exciting and the team at Cbeebies helped us to remember just how interesting, exciting and important our work is. Again, the team have been excellent in making this happen and a big thank you to Maria Fowler for representing the project. Well done team !!”
Monitor report. Carillion Morgan Sindall Joint Venture. North Yorkshire. January 2017.