New College Stamford meets workforce of the future

Construction day at New College Stamford EMN-151019-164637001
Construction day at New College Stamford EMN-151019-164637001
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Hundreds of school pupils tried their hands at a range of construction skills during a have-a-go event designed to inspire the tradesman of the future.

New College Stamford teamed up with South Lincolnshire Group Training Association to offer both primary and secondary-aged pupils the opportunity to find out more about the construction and motor mechanic trades.

Construction day at New College Stamford EMN-151019-164648001

Construction day at New College Stamford EMN-151019-164648001

More than 250 junior-aged children and 160 teenagers were able to have a go at a range of skills, from hanging wallpaper and creating electrical circuits, to making bird boxes and creating a cable stay bridge.

The two-day event at the Borderville Sports Centre in Stamford was aimed at informing school pupils about the different career options available and the qualifications required.

Director of learning for technical and creative industries at the college Gary McPartland said: “We want to give young people a taste of the different trades in the hope that some of them may be inspired to go into the construction, engineering or motor mechanic industries.

“A lot of young people may not know a great deal about some of the trades, so we hope that by inviting them here to have a go themselves, it will have given them food for thought and maybe a career option they had never thought about before.”

Construction day at New College Stamford EMN-151019-164658001

Construction day at New College Stamford EMN-151019-164658001

For more information about courses at New College Stamford, call 01780 484300 or go to www.stamford.ac.uk.