“You can’t cherry pick at it, you need to have a coordinated effort in order to change the industry.”
That’s the message given by Mark Farmer, ‘man on a mission’ and author of The Farmer Review of the UK Construction Labour Model, carried out on behalf of the government’s Construction Leadership Council.
The Construction industry has its challenges, but without doubt, one of its greatest is that of attracting new talent into the industry. Never has the time for joined up thinking been more critical, and having spent the last eight years promoting STEM focused technical and professional careers through the DEC learning programme and associated competitions and events, we very much welcome this report.
Our message to industry remains the same: support schools in the longer term, and in doing so, you’ll inspire teachers, young people AND their parents, and ultimately grow your own talent.