Think twice’Constructing future’
Project Category: Registered charity
“Think Twice are Constructing Futures”
The overall principal of the project in the UK is to enable 16 – 26 year old learners that are currently not in Employment, Education or Training (N.E.E.T.S.) an opportunity to be given employability skills in the Construction Industry via a series of accredited (City & Guilds) Construction Courses in a variety of trades including trowel occupations, P&D, Ceramic Tiling, Interior Systems and Plumbing amongst others. The first venue for the schemes training centres are going to be located in Kings Hill, near West Malling in Kent, and the programme will be launched by the autumn, 2012. Learners will start with attending a Health & Safety awareness day prior to setting out and constructing out the work bays that they will be using for training purposes. The initial training courses will be an introduction (10 days) into different occupational areas, moving up to L1/L2 NVQ awards along with work placements. These courses are, in no way, just a “snapshot” into the Construction Industry but intended to give the learner a truly realistic prospect of gaining full time employment in the trade that they show acumen towards. All learners will also undertake an H&S test to achieve an operative/trainee CSCS card to enable them to gain access to sites across the area (and Nationwide for that matter).
All training will be delivered by fully qualified trainers who hold the A1 and PTLLS awards as a minimal requirement. We are currently seeking funding to launch our “product” in the very near future and have established good links with various agencies such as Charlton Athletic Community Trust, creating a high profile industry and non-industry partner matrix such as Channel 5 TV. The latter have shown an interest in making a documentary of the whole project in the UK and Overseas.
The overseas link
Constructing Futures Overseas 1 (CFOS 1) :
In 2013, it is envisaged that some of the graduates will get the chance to travel to Guatemala to be able to carry out work with the indigenous people carrying out building and maintenance of their homes and public buildings in the poorest parts of the Country. So, those trained in the UK Centres will be able to pass on their newly acquired skills to local people in a “far away” place in the world, thus working towards, in a way, “Constructing every ones Futures”.
Constructing Futures Overseas 2 (CFOS2):
In 2013/14, with our partner matrix’s, Think Twice intend to implement CFOS2 as an expansion of CFOS1. The expansion will be strategically planned over the course of 2013 and is likely to address the gang culture in Central America and the protection of street children in the poverty stricken streets of Central American cities.
‘’We are communicating to the world as a training centre with a difference, uniquely bridging the gap between worlds, whilst addressing core fundamental social issues and making profound improvements to people’s lives.” – Ross Burland, CEO
Constructing Futures and Volunteer Guatemala
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Kingshill,West Malling, Kent