Encouraging the next generation to consider the construction career is the only way to meet the construction workforce demand.
At Lyon Square, we have worked alongside City, University of London to launch an industry insight for students. They visited the site, talked with the professional and had lunch with senior management, providing them the chance to discuss how the industry works. I have also started mentoring at City University with the aim to inspire and motivate the future workforce, especially women as they are under-represented and should be encouraged to join the industry to address the skill shortage.
It is equally important to find ways to focus, encourage and connect with the young people who are the future of construction. Recently at we Lyon Square carried out “A Day in Construction” for 8-10 year old school students and were successful in connecting with them which is sure to make a lasting impact. Finally, with an initiation from all the construction sites together we can overcome the skill shortage by changing the image of construction and finding ways to connect to the next generation.
Entry submitted by Redrow Homes
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