Date published: 19 September 2019
Phil Westmorland & Jodi Wray of West Lindsey Building Control
Schoolchildren across Lincolnshire are invited to be inspired at Construction Week 2019, which will showcase careers in architecture, building, quantity surveying and more.
West Lindsey Building Control are one of many proud sponsors. The event will take place at the Lincolnshire Showground in West Lindsey between 1 and 3October.
This interactive event has been organised by The Lincoln Group Training Association (LGTA), is supported by local construction companies, The Education Business Partnership (The EBP), Lincoln College and the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and aims to raise awareness and interest in the diversity of careers available within the Construction Industry.
The West Lindsey Building Control Team are excited to attend the event.
Phillip Westmorland, Building Control Team Manager at the Council said: “We are honoured to be once again sponsoring Construction Week at the Lincolnshire Showground. Sharing our knowledge and passion for construction with young people is the key to inspiring the industry experts of the future, and my team are looking forward to being involved.”
In previous years, Construction Week has attracted 1,100 youngsters from 45 local schools who had the opportunity to sample some of the 27 hands-on construction related activities being showcased.
Open to year 6 primary pupils and all secondary years, the event is free for schools to attend. Students will work in groups to complete a number of workshops with ‘hands-on’ and fun activities, to help get a good idea of what a career in construction entails.
Cllr Angela White, Member Champion for Young People and Skills at West Lindsey, is also looking forward to attending the event.
She said: “Construction Week is a brilliant opportunity for the young people of West Lindsey, and the wider Lincolnshire area, to learn new skills and benefit from the knowledge of industry experts. I am delighted to hear that West Lindsey District Council through their Building Control team are sponsoring the week – I’m sure the young people who attend will leave with new knowledge and excitement for the construction industry.”
If you are interested in getting in touch with the Building Control team at the council, you can call 01427 676672, or visit: https://www.west-lindsey.gov.uk/building-control/