The Inspiring The Future campaign of Building Our Skills – Making Fenestration, Glass and Glazing a Career of Choice is going from strength to strength. Among the latest organisations to support the initiative is Strata Windows, the Staffordshire domestic and commercial window and door installer.

Underlining the goal it shares with Building Our Skills of bringing more youngsters into the fenestration, glass and glazing sectors, Strata has agreed to help in the delivery of the Inspiring The Future Campaign. Sharon Parkes, CMIOSH, Strata’s Director of Health, Safety & Compliance and now an Inspiring The Future volunteer explains:

“Here at Strata we care very much about addressing the skills gap that is unfortunately a feature of our industry. A key part of this process is encouraging youngsters to join it, teach them about the variety of roles the fenestration industry can offer and to help nurture new recruits. That’s why when I heard about Building Our Skills’ Inspiring The Future campaign I knew we had to be part of it, and I was delighted to be accepted as a volunteer.

“I believe we in the industry can help build confidence in school children and young workers, and really help to inspire them with the opportunities that are to be found in the world of fenestration, glass and glazing. I think Building Our Skills is a fantastic initiative and I’d encourage other companies’ members of staff to get involved too. Volunteering for the campaign’s programme is very satisfying. Broadening the horizons of young people is so rewarding.”

The idea behind the Inspiring the Future campaign is to use industry employees to help inspire the school children who will become the industry’s future workforce.

For industry employees such as Sharon Parkes of Strata Windows who are willing to volunteer to deliver the Inspiring The Future campaign to school children simply visit www.buildingourskills.co.uk and click on ‘campaigns’ or for more information and to sign up.

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