Students from New College Lanarkshire swapped classroom study for a building site with the help of ENGIE Construction.
A group of NC Built Environment students visited a development of 24 energy efficient flats in Hamilton Road in Bellshill.
ENGIE is working in partnership with Clyde Valley Housing Association to deliver the £2.5million development that will transform derelict land into affordable one and two-bedroom homes.
The students were given an in-depth induction by site manager Stuart Andrews, who then led them on a tour of the development.
Lecturer Ian Hill said: “Stuart gave a very thorough overview of site conditions before covering all aspects of site safety.
“He explained various aspects of timber frame construction, which was invaluable to our students as it encompassed many areas that have been covered during the past few months of study at college.
“It was very encouraging to see our students take such an interest, and it makes the effort to plan and undertake these visits worthwhile.
“The students have all benefited from seeing what they have learned being put into practice.”
After the tour, students returned to the site office where Stuart answered questions regarding his route into the industry and his role as site manager.
Julie McCormack, CSR Manager at ENGIE, said: “ENGIE are keen to promote the construction industry as a career of choice and were delighted to welcome the construction students from New College Lanarkshire to our site at Hamilton Road.
“Our relationship with New College Lanarkshire continues to grow and will see ENGIE committing to further employment and training opportunities for local people.”
ENGIE is a leading energy, services and regeneration specialist that employs 17,000 people in the UK and Ireland, and has regional offices in Bellshill. For more information, please visit www.engie.co.uk
The full-time NC Built Environment course, which is taught at our Motherwell Campus, develops knowledge and skills for work in the construction industry in areas such as quantity surveying or as an architectural technician.
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