BLP Insurance supports The City Centre Summer Academy
- Location: The City Centre, London
- From: 24/07/2016
- To: 28/07/2015
- Time: 10:00 - 17:00
The City Centre launched a new offer for 14-19 year olds this July with the Summer Academy: Think, Design, Make pioneered to inspire the next generation of Architects and Engineers.
This free opportunity for teenagers considering a career in the Built Environment was generously supported by BLP.
The project marks the start of a new programme of after school and holiday workshops, talks and tours for young people with a burgeoning passion for building design and construction. The City Centre aims to turn young people's initial interest in the property and development sector into life-long career by nurturing their talents, expanding their knowledge and enhancing their skills.
Jeff Maxted, Director of Technical Consultancy at BLP commented: "Britain is facing the biggest construction industry skills shortage for a generation. It's great to be supporting this initiative to showcase career opportunities in the industry and to inspire a next generation of urgently required building design and construction professionals".
15 participants spent a week during the summer holidays working with architects, engineers, project managers and artists who showed them how to take their interests in exciting new directions. The week was entirely free for them to attend and they got access to The City Centre's 1:500 scale model of the square mile and the chance for tours of the city including new developments, workplaces and public spaces.
To learn more about how the participants responded to the project, please visit The City Centre website.