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Solving the skills & gender challenge in civil engineering, Bridgwater

Event organised by ICE

24 November 2021
17:45 - 20:00 GMT
Cannington Court
Church Street
Bridgwater, TA5 2HA
United Kingdom

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A face-to-face event at Bridgwater, Somerset discussing skills shortages and gender imbalance with the construction and civil engineering sector.

ICE South West Hinkley Point City Club re-launches its face-to-face events with a call to arms from a South West construction dynasty.

Skills shortages and gender imbalance are long-standing issues within civil engineering and construction. We’ve had enough talking about the problems, it's time to solve them!

AccXel is the UK’s first co-funded, industry-led construction school, and is being built in Gloucestershire. AccXel aims to revolutionise construction education by:

  • Attracting more people into the industry as an aspirational career route
  • Bringing more women and under-represented groups into the industry
  • Inspiring civil engineering and construction as a career of choice and opportunity
  • Upskilling people within the industry using the unique Skill STEPS© Programme
  • Responding to and teaching what the industry needs

Join the event at Cannington Court to hear how a family civil engineering company, together with LEP government funding, has set the benchmark for the future of training, education and diversity needs within the sector

17:40-18:30 Arrive, refreshments available

18:30-19:30 Presentation followed by Q & A

For security reasons, attendees must provide their name, email address and mobile number when booking and bring a photo ID to the event to gain entry.

For more information, please contact ICE South West Hinkley City Club: [email protected].

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For more information please contact:

Barbara Sweet