West Lothian College recently held a construction taster event which saw over thirty S3 and S4 students from a range of West Lothian secondary schools attend the college to find out more about future opportunities in this industry.

The event was organised and held in collaboration with the CITB and DYW West Lothian to increase awareness among young people of the wide variety of opportunities in construction available to them when they leave school.

The day saw the students welcomed by West Lothian College Principal Jackie Galbraith. They then had the opportunity to rotate around hands on tasks around a range of trades including carpentry and joinery, monoblocking, electrical safety, plumbing and a virtual project management task. The event concluded with a presentation from Richard Steedman of Cameron Drywall outlining the opportunities in Scotland and abroad.

Susan McSeveney, Deputy Head of Construction and Motor Vehicle said “it was great to work together with CITB, DYW West Lothian and Cameron Drywall to welcome these young people to the college and show them the many possibilities open to them for a career in construction. The students all engaged really well with the activities and hopefully left feeling positive about a future career in construction”