Published On: Sun, Mar 2nd, 2014 on 8:22 pm

Two Bradford schools to compete in construction project

Two schools in Bradford will go head-to-head in a building competition to show off their design and construction skills as part of National Apprenticeship Week.

Organised by social landlord Incommunities, students from the Tong High and Beckfoot Schools will build a construction project of their choice for a Interbuild School Skills event, which hopes to inspire a new generation of construction workers.

Facing a challenging task within an allocated timeframe, students will be assigned building roles as they test their design and practical skills.

The competition comes as part of National Apprenticeship Week, which is designed to celebrate apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals, businesses and the economy.

Geraldine Howley, Incommunities Group Chief Executive, said: “This competition will give the young students a close-up insight into the skills and disciplines needed to make it in the sector. Our male and female apprentices will join in the day and provide role models for the young competitors.

“The event will also provide a great showcase of National Apprenticeship Week and the range of career options available.”

The competition is supported by Incommunities, the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), a national training organisation for construction, and WISE UK, a national campaign to get more women into construction, science, technology, engineering and manufacturing.

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