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Building Greater Exeter, in collaboration with Exeter College are launching ‘Inspire a Generation’, which gives experienced construction professionals an opportunity to undertake training, funded by Building Greater Exeter, that not only offers a chance for them to upskill, but ultimately develop the wider construction workforce.

Matthew Cousins, Chair, Building Greater Exeter, says, ‘We can all remember those teachers who inspired us. Similarly, there are many skilled individuals working in the Construction Industry who have a natural aptitude for mentoring. Our initiative looks to bring these two elements together, empowering individuals to provide insightful, powerful and effective training to new team members.

Now more than ever we need to ensure skills aren’t lost from the industry and are passed on to the future workforce. This opportunity encourages those with vast industry experience who might be looking to spend less time on site, to work with people at the first stages of their career, ensuring we capture the skills of our experienced workforce to inspire and skill future generations.’

Building Greater Exeter’s sponsorship will enable those looking for a new challenge to complete an Award in Education and Training Level 3, alongside their full-time work.

Once qualified these individuals will be able to take their learnings back to their workplace and use their honed teaching and training skills to coach and mentor those new to the trade.

The course starts in May with applications now open until 22 April.

For further information visit: ‘Inspire a Generation’ – Training Bursary for Construction Professionals – Building Greater Exeter