As part of BAM Construction’s Ready, Steady, Girls Construct! Employability programme, the Blairdardie Primary School site team created an onsite skills zone to host the group.
The programme, which focuses on attracting female pupils into the construction industry by providing them with industry insight, training, work experience and employability skills, was delivered over a 10 week period to a group of 13-15 female pupils from Lourdes Secondary school.
The team at Blairdardie hosted the group several times, providing access to site to undertake training and a number of site visits.
The team created an on-site skills zone to showcase demonstrations and provide a learning area. On one visit, subcontractor Soundtex set up a sample panel to show the processes involved in the construction of the metal framing system. This included taking a look at material components and how they are fixed together. The girls also had some hands on training installing the fixings through the insulation and metal frame.
The zone worked really well to showcase different skills required on the project. The site team followed the demonstrations with an overview of the current project and a site tour.
These experiences were extremely valuable as part of the programme and provided the group with a real life insight into the industry.
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