SAICE, SAFCEC, CESA, CIDB, major stakeholders such as the Liviero Group, Murray & Roberts, WBHO, MBA North, the Institute of Architects, Gauteng FET colleges and representatives from a number of trades, are again hard at work at the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre to try and influence learners from schools across Gauteng to consider careers in the civil engineering and construction industry.
Infrastructure and construction create the foundations of our global economy and the basis for improving quality of life, contributing significantly to the country’s economy and providing much needed employment. Our government is clear in its conviction that the South African construction industry is a national asset in the strategy to achieve economic growth and improve the quality of life of the majority of South Africans.
The Youth in Construction event focuses on the importance of the construction industry as a national asset and its critical link to skills development, infrastructure creation and service delivery.
It also offers construction stakeholders across the industry spectrum the opportunity to show young learners the best that the industry can offer in skills and opportunities, and offers the opportunity to showcase the industry diversity under one roof.
By the end of the week approximately five thousand learners and their educators would have been exposed to the civil engineering and construction industry.