Stamford College have teamed up with The South Lincolnshire Group Training Association (SLGTA) to inspire prospective students with a variety of ‘have-a-go’ construction activities! 🔨
The college welcomed 128 students from local secondary schools to take part in a range of activities including historic building techniques consisting of rammed earth and earth mortars, plant mechanics, civil engineering, design, trade skills, surveying, and more.
Plumbing Lecturer at Stamford College, Richard Hodgett said “It is great to hold this event after many years, it was great to see our full time students supporting prospective students in the delivery of the plumbing sessions today”.
During the event, 28 Stamford College students assisted with the delivery of activities.
Johnny Colbeck from JC & Co said “joining SLTGA has enabled us to attend this event today, our apprentice has enjoyed being the teacher for the day, it’s been a privilege to potentially inspire young people to join the Industry whilst working in partnership with Inspire Education Group and other local tradespeople”.
Former student, Nicole Sammons who is a Securities System Engineer at GBSG Ltd, said “today’s been buzzing, we have had a fantastic day showing and demonstrating to the schools pupils about intruder alarms and the different wiring systems in a property the Stamford College student ambassadors who were helping and supporting the event have been of great support”.
It has also been great to have the support of many local and national construction companies at the event including CITB, Crowley Associates Ltd, Lindum Group, Travis Perkins, George Barnsdale & Sons Ltd, Messenger Construction Ltd, Worcester Bosch, Millstone Restoration Training, EMESS, GBSG, Essential Site Skills, JC+Co , NextWorld VR providing activities for the students to have a go themselves and giving them an insight into various construction career options. In addition, we would also to thank Messenger Construction, Worcester Bosch and Arion Training for the Master Class tutorials given to our full time students who have also gain from the event.
Opportunities such as these would not have been possible without support from a wide variety of employers including Princebuild Ltd who provided Hi Vis vests, Allison Homes Ltd and CITB who supplied materials. Also big thank you to George Barndales & Sons for the activities awards who recognised the engagement from all those attended with the presentation of awards to the best students from each activity.
The hugely successful annual event celebrates the working relationships and collaboration of not only schools and colleges, but local employers, students and tutors who all engaged with supporting and delivering activities to the future of our construction workforce.
At the end of the day, 19 awards were presented for ‘best activity’, a school staff member of the day award (Mrs R Patman Ken from Stimpson Academy) and a school of the day award (Corby Business Academy)!
It also gave the college the opportunity to showcase its fantastic facilities giving the visiting school students an insight into a number of Construction and Engineering Careers that are available to them at both Stamford and Peterborough College.