KIER Construction is showing its support for Open Doors Week 2019 by giving the public access to four sites across Scotland.
Open Doors Week, which runs from March 18-23, is an initiative aimed at giving people the opportunity to learn about the built environment and the available careers in the construction sector. It involves the public getting a ‘behind the hoardings’ glimpse of live construction projects taking place in their communities.
Kier will welcome the public to the following sites:
- The Burrell Museum, Glasgow
- Golden Jubilee National Hospital, West Dunbartonshire
- Alness Academy, Highland
- Queen Margaret Academy, South Ayrshire
Visitors will also get the opportunity to hear about the Kier Shaping Your World campaign, which aims to attract 11-15-year-olds into the industry. Since launching this campaign, Kier has engaged with over 6,000 Scottish school pupils to raise awareness of the roles available.
Brian McQuade, managing director of Kier Construction Scotland said, “This marks our seventh year being involved in the Open Doors initiative and we look forward to showcasing our sites. We are facing a huge skills gap in the industry and initiatives such as this are important to address any outdated perceptions that construction is mainly muddy, manual and male dominated and inspire the next generation about the huge contribution that this thriving and rewarding industry makes, not only to the economy, but to all of our daily lives.”
Places are still available to visit any of the sites participating in Open Doors and bookings can be made through the Open Doors website https://opendoors.construction/