Six female construction students from across the central belt attended a site visit to explore the various trades needed to build a community centre, including roof construction, carpentry and joinery.
Charlotte McDonnell of hub South West hosted the visit. She said
‘The visits are of great benefit to employers, providing a platform to address the current skills gap, and inspire the next generation of built environment professionals.’
Site visits are also a fantastic opportunity for students to see how they can use what they’ve learned in college. They also give both students and employers the chance to make links for the future.
We got smashing feedback from the students who came along. One student said,
‘It’s good to know that in construction work I do in the future, I can expect a team of people in those roles to help me settle into a job’.
This visit ran as part of Equate Scotland’s Women into Construction project, in partnership with CITB and hub South West.
We can advise employers on arranging and structuring site visits in STEM and the built environment.
If you’re interested in hosting or attending a site visit, please get in touch.