Robert Goodwill MP visited a college redevelopment yesterday (Tuesday 2 July), to meet the next generation of construction talent and experience what it’s like to work in the industry.
Mr Goodwill visited the Scarborough University Technical College (UTC) – which is being constructed by Willmott Dixon – designed for students between the ages of 14-18 studying engineering.
More workers are urgently needed in the industry, as CITB predicts over 230,000 new construction jobs will be created in the UK over the next five years.
Robert Goodwill, MP for Scarborough and Whitby, said: “I thoroughly enjoyed my visit. It just proves how successful and rewarding a career in construction can be. I would encourage everyone to visit Go Construct and find out more about a career in construction.”
Jeremy Wright, CITB Partnership Manager, said: “Site visits like this are an excellent way of inspiring more people to consider a career in construction. It is a great opportunity to showcase just how rewarding a career in the sector can be.
“There is no better time than now, with over 16,000 new construction jobs expected to be created over in Yorkshire over the next five years.”
The Scarborough UTC site recently opened its gates to the public as part of Open Doors 2016 – a joint initiative between the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and Build UK.