Construction Accolades at Annual Building Awards

CITB NI recently hosted another successful Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) Lecture and Awards evening at Nutts Corner Training Centre acknowledging local students in their professional exams in 2019.

The lecture presented by Graham Construction focused on the delivery and construction of The Grand Central Hotel.

Success was the theme of the evening as certificates were awarded to 25 candidates who successfully passed their CIOB examinations last year through QTAS and Training LMS training organisations. Andrew Hatton who trained through LMS was presented with the Best Overall Performance Award for his results in the CMP programme in 2019.

Pictured are Roger Gillespie LMS Training, Andrew Hatton, Farrans, Gary Blair, Chair CIOB and Barry Neilson, CITB NI

Barry Neilson, Chief Executive CITB NI presented the students with their certificates said,“CITB NI are proud to host these annual awards in partnership with CIOB. Congratulations to all who achieved recognition in their professional exams, not only have they have invested in themselves, they have also invested in their companies and the local construction industry.  As an Industrial Training Board CITB NI are focused on driving investment in skills and training, we work with contractors, professional and trade bodies to support training initiatives and skills development for the overall benefit of the industry.

The best full time final year Ulster University Student BSc (Hons) Construction Engineering & Management was also awarded which was presented to Scott Glenn and part time student was awarded to Ryan Shaw.

Tom Heaney (teacher), Mrs Connor,(Deputy Principal – Ballymena Academy) with top 3 students in GCSE Construction and the Built Environment – Tim Bailie (1st), Matthew Orr (2nd) and Richard Carson (3r) pictured with Mr Warwick (teacher) and Barry Neilson, Chief Executive CITB NI.

As part of the ceremony certificates were awarded to those who gained top grades in GCSE Construction and Built Environment in 2019. All students achieved awards from Ballymena Academy with Matthew Orr gaining 1st place, Tim Bailie, 2nd and Richard Carson, 3rd.

Barry Neilson continued, “We are delighted to also present awards to those young people who have excelled at GCSE in Construction and Built Environment. We congratulate them for undertaking the subject and acknowledge their success.

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 7000 pupils have undertaken the exam over the past decade. We provide help and guidance on the GCSE Construction topic via our textbook and we support local schools by providing 25 complimentary books to each school annually. 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.”