Design Engineer Construct!® has now been formally recognised in Scotland thanks to the key support of the Chartered Institute of Building, and is already piloting in Drummond High School in Edinburgh, Garnock Academy in Kilbirnie, and St Joseph’s Academy in Kilmarnock where student take up and attitude has been impressive.
Comprising an introductory and intermediate programme of study, DEC has been credit rated onto the SCQF by SQA’s Credit Rating Service at SCQF Levels 4 and 6, both carrying 16 credits. SCQF levels 4 and 6 correspond to level 2 and 4 on the European Qualifications Framework (EQF).
The intention was for G&T employees to be directly involved in mentoring teachers and hosting students. After almost two years of hard work the Class of Your Own ‘Adopt a School’ programme is approaching its conclusion as the students head towards their final exams.
Last week the students delivered their coursework presentations which contribute to their final overall results. G&T Senior Associate and Adopt a School coordinator Claire McDonnell was one of several G&T mentors at the event. Read on to find out more G about the day and what it meant to G&T to be part of such a rewarding programme.
After months of commitment, five schools made it to the final judging of the Parabongo Challenge on 26th February at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Judges from the RICS, Engineers Without Borders, Liverpool John Moores University and Alison Hall from Seeds for Development, had the hard task of choosing a winner and runner up.
After four hours of deliberation, the judges made their unanimous decision to award first place to the team who called themselves ‘Timu Matumaini’ – Swahili for ‘Team Hope’ – from King Ecgbert School in Sheffield.
Event: Careers in Construction Schools Event
Date: 9 March 2016
Time: 10.00 until 14.00
Venue: Discovery Dundee Waterfront
Too often Construction is seen in terms of building, joinery, plumbing… In fact Construction affects every single person’s lives from the construction of hospitals at birth, schools through early life, homes to live in, places of work and places of worship. This then encompasses a vast range of disciplines from planning and design, architecture, restoration, project management, surveying, engineering and environmental studies.
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Article by Lucy Roe
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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.
We are delighted to welcome Carillion to the Design Engineer Construct!® fold. Carillion has adopted its first school, Blessed Thomas Holford Catholic College in Altrincham, which will see classroom visits, teacher and student work experience in support of the DEC curriculum.
Carillion has an extensive volunteer programme and committed local managers and we are sure this will be a very rewarding relationship.
Pictured are David Pierpoint and Lynn Fletcher from Carillion meeting Natalie Shaw, Catherine McBride and students from Blessed Thomas Holford.
We’re thrilled to partner with the Construction Development Alliance to promote this year’s awards, taking place on 26th May 2016.
The awards recognise outstanding individuals age 16-25 years old in work, sixth form, college or university. With 5 categories, this is an opportunity to credit those who really are the future of the Great British Construction Industry in the North West.
Awards will be presented by television presenter and journalist Dominic Littlewood.
Help your students design a school for these children…
(and learn new skills while you’re at it!)
You’re invited to join our specialist trainer and design staff from York St John University for an Autodesk Revit Architecture introductory training session.
The session will provide you with all the skills you need to get your students going with this great national design challenge
If you’re an absolute beginner and keen to learn more from the professionals, this course is for you!
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A North East school has been adopted by a construction firm to help inspire youngsters and tackle a skills shortage in the industry.
Marden High, in Hartington Road, North Shields , is the first school in the region to introduce an industry-supported qualification called Design Engineer Construct (DEC) onto its curriculum.
And it will be receiving support from Turner & Townsend, a global programme management and construction consultancy, which will help teachers and students as they work their way through the accredited curriculum and design a virtual eco-classroom.
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