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Tong girls are urged to build a good career
12:00pm Saturday 23rd March 2013 in News
House-building company Lovell gave girls at a Bradford school the chance to find out about a career in construction.
The group of 25 Year Nine pupils at Tong High School attended a Women in Construction event.
Organised by the school and the Construction Industry Training Board, it promoted apprenticeships and training in construction for women.
Liz Gibson, of Lovell, said: “It was nice to see so many girls taking part in the event and showing a real interest in the construction field which currently faces a severe skills shortage.
“We really wanted to get the message across to the students that construction isn’t just about the traditional trades like bricklaying and plastering. It offers fantastic career opportunities in a wide range of exciting and challenging areas.”
Tong High School head teacher Steve Curran said: “We are really thankful to the Lovell specialists who came into school.
“The event allowed our students to get a real taste of the construction sector.”
He said with youth unemployment at record levels, they are working hard to ensure students are best equipped to succeed.