School Pupils Build Future at Construction Careers Day

06 July 2017 | Construction & the Building Trades

More than 180 pupils from six primary schools in Stonehouse took part in a series of Construction Careers Days at City College. The days aim to encourage and motivate young people to think about different career opportunities by offering them the chance to explore various industries operating in the City.

The event, now its third year, is co-ordinated in partnership with Millfields Inspired alongside their Widening Horizons programme. The initiative gives groups of year five pupils the chance to get out of the classroom and into workplace settings.

Josanne Stewart, Development Manager for Millfields Inspired, has been leading the project. She said: “The Widening Horizons programme is a fantastic way to raise the aspirations of young people by linking the school curriculum with the world of work. The children had an amazing time as they were able to get really hands-on with the construction activities and ‘do it for real’.”

Sam Selby, Youth Liaison Assistant at City College, said: “We’ve really enjoyed welcoming back Millfields Inspired and the Stonehouse schools for our Construction Careers Days. The pupils took part in five different interactive workshops including bricklaying, plumbing, woodwork, plastering and painting and decorating. We hope that they got to experience something new and gain an insight into the multiple career options available in construction.”

For those interested in studying construction, or to find out about the range of full or part-time courses available at the College, there is a Drop-in event on Wednesday 19 July, 4.30pm to 6.30pm at Kings Road. Please visit www.cityplym.ac.uk/events or call 01752 305300 for more information.

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