The skills shortage is a major concern for all professions within the built environment.
The Construction Industry Council have established a 2050 panel, which comprises of young professionals and its key focus is to drive forward sustainable initiatives, to ensure young people can influence the future of the built environment and the challenges that will be faced through the skills shortages and how the gaps may be addressed.
CABE are proud that they have been provided with an opportunity to play a key role in addressing this future industry challenge through representation on the 2050 panel and have appointed Adam L’Aimable, Building Control Surveyor, as the CABE representative.
Adam’s thoughts on the 2050 panel:
"It is a huge privilege to represent CABE on the CIC 2050 panel. My first meeting with fellow panel members gave me an understanding of how the panel aims and initiatives operate. The group all come from different built environment career paths, which in turn provides a plethora of experience and knowledge to the discussions. As our meetings are every quarter, from the initial outset the agenda was full of future plans for how the group will interact and gather data to assess attitudes in the built environment towards sustainability. One of the more public engaging initiatives is the speed mentoring program.
"This will allow new entrants to meet senior professionals working within the industry. I feel it is important to bring new, keen and enthusiastic members into the industry whom can be guided by established personnel to build on their professional growth by discussing issues past and present to improve the sustainable future.
"I am lucky enough to have the support of many experienced building control surveyors, that all provide advice through my ever expanding career journey and our collective initiatives gives others the same opportunity."
For any members who would like to have a voice of the skills gap agenda and the work of the 2050 panel, please contact Adam through CABE.