Construction Youth Trust launch free resources to inspire young people - and you can help!

Construction Youth Trust school session

The Construction Youth Trust have just launched a set of resources that will allow construction professionals to help students overcome barriers and encourage them to take up a career in construction.

Just 9% of young people would consider a construction job, according to figures published by housing association L&Q in 2019, and any initiatives aimed at encouraging students into a career in construction (and building control) are badly needed.

The Construction Youth Trust's 'Contextualised Curriculum', funded by CITB (Construction Industry Training Board), is a free to download set of session plans, worksheets and resources which professionals and teachers can use to deliver engaging sessions in schools on the subject of construction and construction-related skills.

Content of the Contextualised Curriculum

There's a 'How to' guide with valuable advice on how to find the right school, make the right contacts in the school and take the session. It also answers many other questions for those who haven't had previous experience of this sort of thing.

Session subjects include:

  • An overview of construction and work experience
  • Maths-related subjects - business finance, costing, measuring in 3D and more
  • Science-related subjects - tunnels, sources of electricity etc
  • Construction careers advice - CV advice, the STAR technique etc

Find out how you can help widen young people's horizons

Further information

Construction Youth Trust is the LABC President's Charity of the Year - find out how to donate and volunteer here

Interested in making a switch to local authority building control yourself? View the latest building control job vacancies


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