Bouygyes UK; Reed Constuction Ltd; Wynne Construction Ltd; Construction Wales Innovation Centre; Chartered Institute of Building; Aspire2Be Ltd.
Infrastructure, Housing, Commercial, Specialist
The project has three key threads, addressing directly the school, FE and HE sectors.
In partnership with Microsoft, the first thread targeting primary school teachers will use the Minecraft Virtual construction scenario to stimulate and encourage school-age children to consider careers in the built environment. Strong support from Microsoft will lead to UK-wide Minecraft ‘clubs’ creating a nationwide exposure to STEM and the construction industry in particular.
A second thread will establish two fixed site ‘hub’ facilities enabling practical reinforcement and integration with students’ learning experience.
A third thread will implement a mobile facility to enable cost-effective engagement over a wider geographical area from each hub. Each mobile unit will provide typically three-day events based in FE/HE institutions.