Providing practical activities for young people can help encourage a career in construction.
The examples below shows how one site went over and above by educating young people about what a career in the industry includes:
- Site engineer (himself a company sponsored MsC student on site 2 days a week) worked with a local College and designed, prepared and delivered a full day “Survey Camp” for their 15 Year 14 students researching their future career and educational options;
- He had permission to use a local football pitch for sightings and observations of levels with prizes for the most accurate surveying results – an exceptional effort for a relatively small site promoting CCS through involvement with the local College for careers advice and the industry as a career choice;
- The site engineer had been a former pupil of the College and received full management backing for the time and effort involved which included use of traditional Dumpy levels, modern Total Stations including a robotic station and GPs;
- It was designed to address a need pointed out by the teachers who only have access to Dumpy levels and also wanted to get up to date themselves (3 teachers took part) with the new technologies used on sites.
Monitor report. F P McCann Ltd. Co Londonderry. October 2016