Focus on future engineering talent
February 27, 2023
Structural engineers will tell you that any great construction is built up from carefully created foundations. With this in mind, T&G structural engineers is supporting an exciting local education initiative aimed at laying firm foundations for a great construction industry future.
Design, Engineer and Construct, or DEC, is a school pathway programme established to encourage and support young people considering a career in construction. It’s aim is broadening minds and opening up options for future job opportunities. With Jersey’s vital construction industry needing a steady stream of emerging skilled workers to deliver the Island’s future built environment, introducing DEC locally is a perfect choice.
Programme success crucially depends on industry engagement – students are provided opportunities to test out classroom theory in real-world situations. T&G is one of the local organisations stepping up to provide this vital support.
Nicole Wood is the company’s lead on the project.
‘We quickly recognised the programme’s value, making commitment a straightforward decision,’ the qualified structural engineer explains. ‘It was then a matter of planning our engagement, which for me means helping the DEC students understand the role of engineering within construction projects and explore the route taken to join our great profession.
‘To follow-up, I’ll be mentoring the young people through the process of structural design for their building plans. The reward comes through helping them overcome technical challenges and seeing the fantastic potential of a career in engineering and other construction industry sectors.’
Nicole’s involvement in the DEC programme has already started with Year 12 students at Hautlieu and she’s looking forward to engaging with Year 9 at Jersey College for Girls.
T&G is also looking forward to seeing a commitment in the present produce great results in the future – today’s team laying firm foundations to ensure others will be joining them in the years ahead.
Why choose T & G?
Over more than 30 years in business, we have been involved in projects across the Channel Islands, spanning every type of construction, working on large commissions and small, encompassing the requirements of private and public sector clients. Each has been approached with the same determined, creative professionalism that drives everything T&G does.
Choosing to work with T&G in Guernsey or Jersey provides assurance of the same high quality approach. We take pride in understanding and meeting client requirements, in finding solutions to engineering challenges and ensuring satisfaction at the completion of every project or piece of work.