Schools Partnership Programme
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Creating the future of the construction industry in Ireland
As an industry, we can leverage our membership to promote careers in construction. Members all around the country are involved in projects that impact on the lives of communities – housing projects, road projects, water and wastewater treatment, sustainable energy and retro fit projects to name but a few. All of these projects work towards creating a better quality of life for everyone, especially future generations.
Projects that have the future in mind reveal the potential that the industry has, however we need to attract younger people into the construction sector to ensure that it continues to grow.
Making it an attractive option for younger workers has become a focus of the industry. In keeping with this, we would ask our member to consider the schools partnership programme.
On this page you will find suggestions for how your company can partner with a school and resources are available below including downloadable guides, videos and a PowerPoint presentation template which can be customised with your company and the school’s logo for school visits.
If you would like to register your interest, you can do so at the end of the page.
Working in Partnership with a School
Promoting future careers
In partnering with a school and working with them to promote an interest in a career in construction, you will need to know where to start.
A few starting points include
- Engage with the Careers Guidance / TY Co -Ordinator / Construction Studies teacher
- Careers talks on the industry and various type of roles in a construction project
- Visit the school with periodic updates on what’s happening on the project
- Consider using technology to help your audience connect with your business & projects
- Offer transition year work experience on your project
- Site Visits to your project
- Check with schools re insurance details for students
- The exact terms differ depending on the management body and insurance details of school but generally students remain under school insurance while on work-experience.
- Schools usually communicate the insurance details with work experience host-employers on a local basis.
- Potential host employers should request this information from the school the student is coming from.
CIF can support such initiatives with social media promotion and local media
The resources include work experience manuals for businesses and students and a PowerPoint template for presentations
CIF Work Experience Student Workbook
CIF Work Experience Company Manual
Customisable PowerPoint Template for Schools Presentations
Deciding on a Career in Construction
Watch young construction workers discuss why they chose construction as their ideal career path
A Career in Construction, Are you in?
Scaffolding as an Apprenticeship
Apprenticeship as a Painter & Decorator
Careers in Construction
Visit our careers in construction page to watch more videos
Register your interest
We’d love to hear from you. You can register your interest below. General queries can be directed to Trish Flanagan by email [email protected].