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ECITB Roadshow

Mosslands School welcomes the theatre-in-education roadshow which helps students learn about careers in engineering construction.


Mosslands School welcomes the theatre-in-education roadshow which helps students learn about careers in engineering construction.


Teachers at Mosslands School are committed to preparing students for life beyond the school gates as part of their students’ education. On 13th October 2014 the Be Part of Engineering Construction roadshow visited the school to help students learn about possible futures in engineering construction.


Recent research reveals that two-thirds of parents don’t think that the current education system prepares children for work. Here we encourage employers to visit our school to help prepare students for the world of work.


The Mosslands School welcomed The Engineering Construction Industry Training Board, ECITB, theatre-in-education roadshow, Be Part of Engineering Construction, to inform students in year 10 about the industry and raise awareness of the career opportunities it offers.


Most teenagers have given little thought to the design, building and management of nuclear plants, oil and gas infrastructure, chemical plants and renewable energy projects such as wind farms and tidal turbines – but these projects offer excellent career prospects.


The ECITB wants to reach students while they are young to help them make choices with their studies that will give them the best options in the future.


David Edwards, Chief Executive of the ECITB, says, “The engineers of the future have to be reached today so we can be certain to sustain Britain’s position as a global force in engineering construction. Enthusing students is a vital part of the ECITB’s role as the national training provider.”


Most young people have no idea what they want to do when they leave school and look first to their parents and other family members and then to teachers for guidance.


Whether it be higher education or joining the workforce students should have access to as much information as possible, especially about fields they or the adults they look to for guidance have no knowledge about.


The fact is you can’t make the choice to pursue a career if you never even heard of it.


Engineering construction is vital to the UK economy; the £16 billion industry employs approximately 80,000 people in the UK and will require over 40,000 recruits in the next 5 years. Despite the rise of youth unemployment among 16 to 24 year-olds the engineering construction industry still faces significant skills shortages for entrants at all levels.


There are 500 engineering construction companies delivering vital expertise to the UK economy; there are almost 100,000 skilled people and the industry invests heavily in apprentices, graduates and retraining people from the armed services.  The ECITB alone invests £30 million each year, supporting 100,000 learners and is recognised globally for its training standards, expertise and qualifications.