Date published: 01 October 2019
Schoolchildren across Lincolnshire have been inspired at the first day of Construction Week 2019, which showcases careers in architecture, building, quantity surveying and more.
Pupils from across the county attended the Lincolnshire Showground in West Lindsey, to get an insight into the construction industry from the best in the business.
West Lindsey Building Control are one of many proud sponsors. The event is taking place at the Lincolnshire Showground in West Lindsey until 3 October.
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 purpose of the event was to raise awareness and interest in the diversity of careers available within the Construction Industry, and the West Lindsey Building Control team were thrilled to be attending this year!
A number of workshops with ‘hands-on’ and fun activities, were available for students to get a good idea of what a career in construction entails.
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 have been thrilled to do this today.”
Pupils from a number of schools took part in 27 hands-on construction related activities, which helped them to get a good idea of what a career in construction entails.
Cllr Angela White, Member Champion for Young People and Skills at West Lindsey, will be attending the event later this week.
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: www.west-lindsey.gov.uk/building-control