Turner & Townsend adopt two high-performing schools in a bid to tackle the construction industry skills shortage…
We’re thrilled to announce that T&T are now working with DEC students and teachers at both ends of the country!
T&T have ‘adopted’ two schools – one in the North East, the other in London – to help inspire the next generation to consider a career in construction, and to address a serious shortage of young British talent in the industry.
Marden High School in North Shields, one of the highest achieving schools in the North East, is the first school in the region to introduce an industry-supported qualification called Design Engineer Construct (DEC) onto its education curriculum.
They have also adopted Cardinal Wiseman School in Greenford, London, which was described in its latest Ofsted report as outstanding in terms of student behaviour.
They will support teachers and students at both schools as they work their way through an accredited curriculum to design a virtual eco-classroom.
The DEC programme offers students the opportunity to develop a range of skills and knowledge relevant to the built environment and construction industry.