LMI Construction Sector event

The Construction LMI Sector session funded through the Regional Growth Fund took place on Thursday 3rd November 2016 at the Freedom Centre, Hull.  The event was attended by 44 delegates from Schools, Colleges, Job Centre Plus, training providers and local  authority representatives.

To see a video summarising the day click here

The event gave delegates:

  • an understanding of the understanding ¸detailed information on the different industries within the sector and the employability skills and qualifications the sector requires now and in the future
  • an insight in to the routes to progression within the sector
  • information on local job opportunities within this sector and entry routes into the industry and skills gaps the sector currently faces
  • A broader understanding of the importance of this sector to the local economy.

The session consisted of a range of presentations by experts from industry and education, followed by “meet the employees” speed networking session.  There was also time for networking built into the session.

Sue Dobbs – Geo. Houlton & Sons Ltd

“Yesterday  was one of the best events I have been to, excellent attendance of careers advisors, hopefully we got our message across”.

Hollie McPhee – East Riding of Yorkshire Council

“I have gained some great knowledge on this sector and the different opportunities within it.  I am now able to pass this on to students during 1:1 sessions.  Being part of this training session today allowed me to expand my knowledge in order to support people I work with. I am now able to confidently speak about the different opportunities and the prospects it has to offer.  It was interesting speaking to the apprentices.  I find each LMI event I attend extremely interesting and informative and would be eager to attend any future events”.