UCEM to carry out research and deliver CPD training for service Veterans

Posted on: 24 October, 2019

UCEM has teamed up with Lendlease to deliver online learning modules about the construction industry for Veterans.

This is part of the CITB’s Pathways into Construction programme with BuildForce, focusing on the Veteran cohort.

The institution will work with employers and Veterans to scope out modules to help ex-services personnel access a career in construction.

Following the completion of the research, including an online survey to gain feedback from Veterans and employers, UCEM will develop five mini training modules. There will be an ‘Introduction to the Construction Industry’ learning module to provide a greater understanding of the industry, as well as four mini modules outlining career road maps in construction project management, quantity surveying (commercial management), building surveying in construction and construction site management.

UCEM Principal, Ashley Wheaton, commented: “I am delighted that we are taking the lead in providing online learning modules for Veterans about the construction industry. BuildForce does such great work in plotting career paths for service leavers within the construction industry and I am glad that we can add our name to the list of industry partners the programme works with to support both personnel and the industry.

“I hope the modules we create are accessed by Veterans with an interest in construction and that it’s a success for all parties.”

BuildForce Chair, Angela Forbes, added: “BuildForce is delighted to be collaborating with UCEM in the compilation of these bespoke construction modules. They are a great addition to the BuildForce service and allow us to showcase the disciplines available in construction.

“This partnership brings the added value of directly linking those veterans who wish to further their education. UCEM offers a host of construction related degrees and these modules offer an insight into what’s available.”

The modules will be available to access in April via UCEM’s Online Academy which offers short, online CPD courses.