Latest News | 14 April 2022

New scheme to inspire the next generation launches

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A new scheme designed to inspire the next generation of makers, creators, designers and builders has been launched by D2N2 LEP in Derbyshire.

The programme has been designed to support young people, particularly females, who maybe considering or exploring a career working in the built environment, including designing, architecture, surveying and structural engineering.

The programme, which was recently launched at the new Digital Centre at Chesterfield College, aims to help students develop their knowledge and understanding of the sector and career opportunities, broaden their horizons and build knowledge and awareness of career pathways.

It also aims to build their self-confidence and communication skills, as well as help them to learn about planning and organising.

Championed and supported by the D2N2 Careers Hub, led by the D2N2 LEP and funded by the Careers & Enterprise Company, the programme builds on a successful pilot programme run in 2021 in partnership with the Chesterfield Property and Construction Forum and Chesterfield Borough Council.

Will Morlidge, interim chief executive at D2N2 LEP, said: “Providing young people with meaningful encounters and showcasing opportunities to inspire them into a sector and career is central to the work of the D2N2 LEP Careers Hub.

“It has been fantastic to see this develop from last year’s pilot and we are proud to be funding the new programme.

“Making links between our ambitious young people and some of our region’s key employers is just one of the ways our Careers Hub is supporting inclusive economic growth.”

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