Promotion of careers in construction through school and employer partnerships (commission)
Careers and recruitment
Scottish Contractors Group
Skills Development Scotland, Historic Environment Scotland, local authorities, colleges, local employers.
Commercial, Housing, Infrastructure, Specialist
Commission: School and Employer Engagement to improve the appeal of working in construction. The project will deliver a system of engagement between schools, colleges, Skills Development Scotland, Historic Environment Scotland, construction employers and careers schemes to address the issue of low aspirations to a career in construction. The delivery will include support for trade demonstrations, professional career events, raising awareness of construction to career advisors, onsite visits and computer simulations.
- Develop and pilot: a programme of professional career events, trade demonstrations and high profile site visits with schools across Scotland
01 Jan 2017
28 Feb 2019
End of project summary
Inspiring Construction generated awareness of careers in construction professions and trades amongst young people by holding 17 events involving over 1750 pupils, as well as interacting with and enthusing hundreds of teachers and careers advisors.
The project funding finished in April 2019 but some of the work continues, including the availability of the Construction Manager game which is now accessible on both Google Play for Android and the Apple Store.