From education to employment

Wyn Prichard announced as judge for FIS Skills flagship #iBuiltThis2017 Campaign.

FIS Skills, part of FIS the trade body of the Fit-Out Sector, have announced the launch of their flagship #iBuiltThis2017 campaign with NPTC Group of Colleges’ Director of Construction Skills, Wyn Prichard, forming part of the exclusive judging panel.

#iBuiltThis2017 is a visual, image-led campaign, run completely on Instagram and Twitter with the winners announced at the UK Construction Week Exhibition in October.  The campaign is designed to get young people, the construction industry and the public to show how proud they are of their contribution to the UK built environment, in a fun, exciting and light-hearted way.

The exclusive line-up on the judging panel consists of industry leaders, advocates and educators who are backing this campaign and want to present construction as an attractive sector, full of opportunity and diversity of careers for young people and new entrants.

The judging panel consists of Wyn Prichard; Amanda Clack, the President of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS); Brendan Williams, the CEO of Building Heroes; Jack Parsons, Young Digital Leader of the Year & CEO of Yourfeed; Mark Farmer, Industry Advocate; Steve Coley, the President of FIS; Steve Neilson from Worksmart Contracts Ltd, an FIS member in Scotland.

Wyn Prichard was delighted on the opportunity to judge the competition said:

“As partners, the FIS and NPTC Group of Colleges already work closely to promote the construction sector and all the training opportunities available to young people in Construction. But, I’m truly excited to be judging this competition!  We all know there is a huge skills shortage in the construction industry, and competitions like this give young people the ideal opportunity to showcase their talents and build their interest in construction for the future.”

Steve Coley, President of FIS, said: “I have two teenage sons who when attending careers advice at school, never had a career in construction offered to them, why? It seems careers in construction are a forgotten subject! So, in order to protect our industry from running out of talent in the future, it’s important to engage youngsters. #iBuiltThis2017 is just the right platform for the youth of today to show their talents to be the future architects, engineers, designers and installers.”

The competition will be judged on the best creative picture and best response to the question asked within each age category. The public vote will make up 50% of the overall scores. The remaining 50% of the scores will be ranked in order by the judging panel and winners selected.

For more information about #iBuiltThis2017 campaign or if you would like to get involved, email: [email protected] or visit our website page on:

Related Articles