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Local school students get a glimpse into the world of construction

Bordon welcomed students from local schools to learn more about courses and careers in construction.


Basingstoke College of Technology’s (BCoT) Future Skills Centre (FSC) in Bordon recently welcomed students from local schools to learn more about courses and careers in construction.

The £3.8million FSC centre opened in 2017 and offers a wide range of specialist construction courses, designed to meet the needs of employers in the construction industry.

Pupils from Eggars School, Amery Hill, Oakmoor School and Bohunt School were given taster sessions and an induction into the construction sector. This included a presentation and tour of the FSC’s industry-standard facilities before taking part in a hands-on task under the supervision of the tutors and current full time students.

The students had the opportunity to meet with various employers who were able to tell them about the work that they did, the training programmes they offered and the characteristics and qualifications they looked for in a potential employee.

Steve Gilder, Manager of the FSC said: “The day was a terrific success, all were engaged and a number of the pupils in attendance said that they would research the construction sector in more depth, and consider enrolling onto construction courses at the FSC when they finished at school.”

If you’re considering a career in construction, the FSC offers courses including site carpentry, bench joinery, brickwork,  plumbing and electrical installation. We also offer higher level construction courses that could lead onto university. To find out more, or to apply for September 2020, visit bcot.ac.uk/fsc


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