Several Year 11 pupils have completed a 6-week training course delivered in partnership with QTT (Quality Transport Training Ltd) based in Lichfield, as part of our Raising Aspirations Programme. This training programme has supported pupils in achieving a Level 1 award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment qualification along with the opportunity to gain a CSCS Green Card. This will allow access to building and construction sites as an operative.
Following the course, Carl Peters from C.P and sons kindly offered to teach some of the pupils who took part in the CSCS programme, and others interested in this industry, how to plaster and gain some valuable work experience. Carl let pupils shadow him while he plastered some of the walls in the school that were in need of a touch-up. He shared his expertise and pupils were allowed to ‘have a go’ and learn some valuable skills. He was really impressed with our pupils and the questions they asked.
Mrs Poppleton, Director of Careers, said: ‘It is crucial that pupils learn about the skills gaps and labour market information. Construction as a sector and plastering as a trade, is a career which is highly skilled and highly in demand. This was an incredibly valuable experience and those pupils involved learnt a lot about this career route. We want to extend a huge thank you to Carl for sharing his time and expertise with us today.’