Construction skills being showcased to capital school kids

EFFORTS to increase and diversify the construction skills base in Edinburgh will see over 120 school pupils take part in a construction skills festival in two locations ( Royston Wardieburn Community Centre – today, Gate 55 Community Centre – tomorrow) in the city.

Says a city council announcement, here: “During the [Covid-19] pandemic the City of Edinburgh Council, in partnership with Developing the Young Workforce, offered the Build Your Future programme which looks to promote the full range of diverse careers within construction to young people in four secondary schools in the city.

“Following this successful pilot, a number of the council’s construction-related contractors now have partnerships in place with every secondary school and five ‘special schools’ and will be offering Build Your Future this academic year.”

The announcement adds: “The City of Edinburgh Council has focused on maximising the benefits which can be achieved from Community Benefit clauses in supplier contracts to create the capacity to deliver these partnerships and events to the benefit of young people and their communities.”

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