Michelle Nixon, the Schools Liaison Officer for Essex Branch, recently visited Harlow College to meet the new intake of students in Construction and the Built Environment. A presentation on the amazing variety of careers in civil engineering was followed by an hour's discussion.
The students talked about how they had chosen their course, what they hope to gain from careers in construction, and what their aims are likely to be on finishing college. Other topics included the merits of building HS2, the issues of sustainability and climate change, and the vital role that civil engineers play in society. It was the student's first day and turned out to be an excellent icebreaker!
Harlow College's Level 3 BTEC National in Construction and the Built Environment is equivalent to three A Levels and can be used as a stepping-stone to work, an apprenticeship or university. It is designed to develop the skills and understanding necessary for a career in construction, as well as helping students decide on a specialism.