Bridging the Gap: Construction Employer Partners with School to Inspire Future Builders

Lorna McGivern, a respected member of E & L Construction Services in Armoy, collaborates with Cross and Passion College through CITB Northern Ireland’s Adopt A School Programme to spark interest in the construction industry among young minds. This joint endeavour seeks to illuminate the array of career opportunities in construction, motivating students to consider diverse pathways, including apprenticeships.

Inspiring Exploration of Construction Careers

Lorna McGivern, joined by CITB Northern Ireland Project Manager Amanda Stevenson, recently brought the Mobile Training Unit to engage students. They discussed industry roles and career paths. Drawing from her own experiences as both a Quantity Surveyor and Director at E & L Construction Services, Lorna shared insights into her career journey, offering valuable perspectives and anecdotes that resonated with the pupils. Students’ positive feedback highlights how initiatives like these shape their perceptions of the construction sector, inspiring them to view it as a viable career path.

Sharing Insights from the Construction Industry

CITB NI’s careers portal provides abundant resources for companies or schools interested in the Adopt A School Programme. Click the link below to discover how your organisation can help cultivate the next generation of construction professionals.

Through collaborative efforts like these, we can bridge the gap between industry and education, paving the way for a brighter future filled with skilled professionals ready to build the world of tomorrow.

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