31st October 2000

 

UNIVERSITY AIMS TO FILL A GAP IN CONSTRUCTION

 

A new scheme at the Hull School of Architecture aims to train technicians to fill a shortfall left in the industry by the recession of the early 1990s.

 

The Architectural Technicians’ Training Scheme is an intensive residential course being offered for the first time this winter by the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside.

 

On completion of the four-week residential course in computer-aided draughting and construction detailing the student will be able to join a design office and be an effective member of the design team. 

 

To increase the usefulness of the student the scheme will provide additional weekend sessions to teach construction, surveying and enhanced CAD skills.

 

“The construction industry is presently extremely busy but lacks experienced technicians to carry out the work in the design offices,” commented George Clark of the Hull School of Architecture, which is part of the university’s Faculty of Arts and Technology.

 

“Normally technicians are trained over a numbers of years, combining study and work experience. The lack of new recruits and the loss of experienced technicians in the construction recession of the early 1990s has resulted in a dearth today.”

 

Students who successfully complete the course may enrol on a work-based learning degree in Architectural Technology at ULH which offers a new approach to learning and eliminates intensive study on campus.

 

For more details contact George Clark at the university on 01482 462017.

 

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For more information contact:

 

Jez Ashberry

Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk