Newcastle-based BIM consultancy, BIM.Technologies has launched training division CAMPUS in partnership with Northern Construction Training.
The 12-week course will provide 19 to 24-year-olds who are not in education, employment or training (NEET) with an intensive course covering all essential aspects of BIM at a purpose-built training suite in Gosforth’s Spaceworks.
BIM.Technologies trainer Peter Morton said: “There are only a limited number of places available on this unique foundation course for BIM but we are looking for individuals to enrol who are prepared to make a time investment and who are enthusiastic about finding a job in the construction industry.
“It is also important to highlight that the employment opportunities on completion of the course will be construction industry-wide and not just open to those pursuing a career as a future architect.”
BIM.Technologies is the first to make steps towards bridging academia and business in the BIM arena in this pilot scheme.
The course culminates in an evening of the students’ BIM portfolio presentations to prospective employers in the construction industry.
Morton said: “At BIM.Technologies, we are committed to bridging the skills gap in the industry and by up-skilling our students this way, we hope to facilitate the transition between academic BIM and industry BIM – and ultimately improve the employment prospects of young people.
“The government targets set out in Construction 2025 will only be achievable if we invest in young people and start to think differently now. With this in mind, we will certainly be looking to make this a permanent facility.”
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