Design Engineer Construct! on government performance tables for the third year running x

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DEC! Levels 1, 2 and 3 attract league table points – approved for 2018

EQUAL to GCSE A*-C and A Level A*-E

Design Engineer Construct!® (DEC!) is an accredited learning programme for secondary-school age students and has been expertly developed to create and inspire the next generation of Built Environment professionals. Through a project-based approach, DEC! applies pure academic subjects to the latest construction industry practices. The result is young people with real-world practical experience and employability skills.

A Sustainable School for DEC! Teachers

We’re always on the lookout for great resources to support our DEC! teachers, and came across the Supply Chain Sustainability School launch of their E learning modules for beginners.

We liked them so much, especially since they support DEC! learning at Level 1 and 2, we got in touch with the nice folks at SCS…

And here they are! Teachers simply register (for free!) and off they go!

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The business leader of Laing O’Rourke Construction in the North on inspiring the next generation

Expert opinion: Tom Higgins

Article by Lucy Roe
Manchester Evening News (MEN)
Image courtesy of MEN

Forget commercial negotiations and business deals, there is nothing as nerve-racking as standing on a stage in front of 30 teenagers; each of them looking at you silently saying ‘come on then, inspire me.’

That was my challenge recently when I was invited to sell in the merits of a career in the construction industry to a group of GCSE students at St Ambrose Barlow Roman Catholic High School, Salford.

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Rousing applause for 16 year old keynote speaker at this year’s Education Estates event

Practically every day, the media reports on the mammoth task ahead of the Construction industry to secure skills now, and in years to come, so it was inspiring to hear from a winning team that is changing the way young people are educated and employed.

COYO’s Managing Director, Alison Watson, Laing O’Rourke’s Director of Sustainability, Caroline Blackman, and St Ambrose Barlow Head Teacher Ben Davis and DEC teacher Dan McDonagh presented a collaborative vision for the future, based on an impressive track record.

But the highlight of the day came from 16 year old student Daniel Bateson.

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