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Cumbria NCW Launch, Rheged Discovery Centre

Schoolchildren from secondary schools across Cumbria experienced first hand the wide range of exciting career opportunities available in the modern construction industry at the Rheged Discovery Centre.

Fred Storey, owner of Carlisle United and one of the county’s largest construction companies, officially kicked off the day on Friday 8th October.

This event was open to members of the public, construction companies and schools. It was packed with a huge array of competitions, careers advice and construction challenges. Students were given the chance to drive a JCB digger, try plastering, bricklaying and even wallpaper hanging.

The main aim of the event was to grab the interest of local teenagers and try to get them excited about some of the many career options available to them in the future. It was a huge success and a first for Cumbria in NCW. A precedent has been set!

Michelle Armstrong
CITB-ConstructionSkills back