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BRIDGE Project Aims To Tackle Skills Shortages In Construction

April 16, 2018

The professional construction team at Derby college (as part of the BRIDGE project) have organised an activity day at The Bemrose School in Derby, so that they can teach student more about careers available within the construction sector.

 

The BRIDGE project is a shared research programme between with Gateshead College, Northumbria University and Derby College, the project aims to explore the barriers and limited engagement from women and ethnic minorities in professional construction (related to Higher Education and Degree courses).

 

The Bemrose students have met with delegates from local professional construction companies such as Morrison Design, Balfour Beatty and BAM Construction; this is so they can learn more about careers and opportunities within the construction industry.

 

The BRIDGE project is being supported by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEGCE) Catalyst Fund and has been encouraged by a Construction Skills Network report which has highlighted a growing skills absence in the industry.

 

Derby College Director of Higher Education Robin Webber-Jones said: “The Construction Skills Network report revealed that 179,000 UK construction jobs would need to be filled from 2017 to 2021 to meet rapid growth in demand for infrastructure and housebuilding across the country.

“To meet this demand, the industry needs to encourage people from all backgrounds, sexes and ethnicities into higher education and a career in the construction industry – particularly the professions such as Quantity Surveying and Civil Engineering.

 

“Through the BRIDGE project, we are seeking to address why construction degree courses are not attracting students from a range of backgrounds.

 

“As well as the activity day we are undertaking research with current and former students and local employers which will help to formulate what education providers and the wider industry can do to address the situation.”

 

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