CITB NI awards top GCSE construction success

CITB NI recognised those who got top accolades in GCSE Construction and the Built Environment in 2018 at the Annual CIOB Awards held at Nutts Corner Training Centre.

First place was awarded Craig Francey, Dunclug College, Ballymena, second place, Rebecca Gilbert Rainey Endowed School, Magherafelt, and third place Nathan Nelson, Ballymena Academy. The students were invited to the annual Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) Awards hosted by CITB NI which awarded those professionals who gained CIOB status throughout the year and included a presentation by Heron Bros which focused on the exceptional work in completing the £27m Foyle College, which was awarded the overall winner in the Construction Excellence Awards 2018.

Barry Neilson, Chief Executive, CITB NI, said, “Congratulations to all the students who excelled in GCSE in Construction and the Built Environment. Construction is a rewarding industry with a variety of opportunities on offer from project management to onsite roles with prospects for career enhancement and good earning potential.

“The popularity of the subject is growing and over 6,000 pupils have undertaken the exam over the past decade. We provide help and guidance on the GCSE Construction topic via our textbook and this year we launched our initiative to provide 25 complimentary books to each school providing GCSE in Construction each year for the next 4 years. We hope that by studying and excelling at this level students may possibly consider a career in a dynamic industry with lots of opportunities to choose from.”

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