The STEM Centre development
In order to give the students an insight into their new learning environment, ISG hosted an informative virtual event which focused on the construction of the STEM Centre and its final look. For this, videos and further AI methods were shown to the students, which are also used to keep clients updated on progress. ISG highlighted how construction work continued during the pandemic, showing the importance of virtual tours, technology and it’s very own health and safety app.
The presentation showcased the partnership that exists between ISG and RuTC, as the team discussed the first campus building and also the potential opportunities that are available to students who are interested in apprenticeships and work placements.
The attendees also heard from ISG’s senior social value manager, Tania Jacobs, on her career journey from RuTC student to ISG employee. Tania spoke about how RuTC gave her the platform for the career she has today and she also highlighted ISG’s social value commitments such as training, employment and work experience, with a key focus being to engage the local community.
Graduate trainee, James McCulloch, who spent a year on placement on the Richmond Building project spoke about his placement year and how it supported his final year of study to complete his degree. James has now re-joined the business through ISG’s Graduate Programme.
Richard White said, “Our partnership with Richmond upon Thames College extends far beyond the delivery of an outstanding new state-of-the-art campus, to encompass direct apprenticeships, job creation and learning opportunities for the students. Maximising social value benefits for the local community and Richmond Borough residents, ISG and RuTC are delivering something truly transformational, not just for the college, but the surrounding area.”
Sheila Fraser Whyte, executive director for business development and innovation at RuTC, said: “This event with ISG was the first of many. Students and key stakeholders were given a great opportunity to have a look behind the scenes of their new STEM Centre, seeing every step from the start of the construction project to the finished building. I want to thank ISG for giving our students a virtual tour of their new learning environment and the opportunities and careers within the industry. There has never been a more important time to showcase a positive future for young people and the journey that we are on to create a building for their dreams and aspirations.”
The STEM Centre is due for completion in Summer 2022.