Lighthouse Learner Project
The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity is joining forces with Construction Youth Trust and funding The Lighthouse Learner Project, which will offer 20 disadvantaged young people to access training and employment opportunities in the construction industry.
The nine-day course, set over three weeks will see the 20 Lighthouse Learners acquire their OCN London accredited Level 1 Award in ‘Health and Safety in a Construction Environment’ and preparation to achieve a five-year CSCS card.
The young people on the course will also be supported with ongoing employability skills and one-to-one progression which will include CV and interview support. They will also meet industry role models, go on site visits, and connect with potential employers.
The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity’s primary aim is to provide financial aid and emotional support to construction families in crisis situations. The charity’s services are provided through a 24/7 confidential helpline that is supported by the Considerate Constructors Scheme and allows those in crisis access to a wide portfolio of services including financial aid, advice on occupational health and mental wellbeing, and support on legal, tax and debt management matters.
Bill Hill, chief executive at Lighthouse said: “We want to make sure that young people from diverse backgrounds are offered the chance to find out more about careers in construction, and working with Construction Youth Trust allows us to do this.”