The National Federation of Builders (NFB) are committed to engaging youth of today to encourage them to become tomorrow’s generation of architecture, engineering and construction professionals, and a successful new project looks to help achieve that goal.
Late last month, the NFB piloted it’s ‘BIM for Schools‘ programme as part of the ‘Your Future, Your Choice’ exhibition in Blackpool, United Kingdom. Now within an article by Industry Today, it appears that the scheme may be ran elsewhere in the UK.
The report notes: “The NFB ‘BIM for Schools’ project is expected to be rolled out across England and Wales over the coming year.”
The initiative is in response to Construction 2025, which states: “The construction industry must attract the right people if it is to realise lasting transformation. To achieve this, fundamental change is required in how the construction industry is perceived by the general public.”
The NFB’s Training Manager, Karen Dawes commented on BIM for Schools: “Construction is not a currently a preferred career choice for many young people in either graduate, professional or trade roles. Our ‘BIM for Schools’ programme aims to play a part in making the industry more attractive to a new generation of talent.”
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