Educating the future
Ed Nolan is an estimator for Beard, a multi-award-winning construction company which designs, builds, restores and refurbishes buildings throughout the South of England.
He tells us how Activate Learning and Beard work together to develop the skills the construction industry needs to develop and grow.
“We partner with Activate Learning by assisting with work-based learning modules to the carpentry and brickwork courses. We base the module on actual projects Beard are working on at the time and use live construction drawings and documents in which the students will need to read, understand, measure and provide analysis from.
“Our main benefit is that we are contributing to the future craftsmen of our industry.
“We feel as a business we need to be proactive in the development of the future workforce in the area we work in and this is a perfect way in which we can contribute and help students understand the standards the industry expects from them.
“Our main objective (for the future) is to develop a standardised workbook/module which can be used for other courses within Activate Learning, so more students can benefit from our employer involvement. Overall, we hope to carry on our involvement with Activate Learning and continue assisting them in any way we can.”