JCT has launched the JCT Young Professionals Group (YPG), a new cross-industry networking initiative for construction professionals.
The aim of the YPG is to provide a focus group for construction professionals within the first ten years of their career, those that are “young in the industry” regardless of age, and students, who are interested in elevating their professional profile, expanding their industry network and connecting with peers, and giving back to the industry through fostering a long-term engagement with JCT.
In its role as a cross-industry collaborative body, JCT is uniquely placed to provide an opportunity for young professionals across different sectors of the construction industry to connect with their peers and share knowledge, information and experiences.
Membership of the group provides access to the YPG’s events, which are both digital and physical opportunities for networking, and where professionals can be kept updated on a variety of industry topics, as well as learn more about JCT and the contract process.
In addition, members have exclusive access to the YPG online portal which, as well as promoting events, contains a growing library of videos, documents, news, interviews, user-generated content, and other resources.
A committee of ‘founder member leaders’ has already been established, which provides a steer on the types of content, events, and general activity of the group.
Those wishing to join the JCT YPG, or to find out more information, can visit www.ypg.jctltd.co.uk.
JCT recognises the importance of education and training across all levels of the industry. The YPG aims to build an online multi-disciplinary community, that complements and builds upon the range of JCT’s successful initiatives, including JCT Training, and the JCT Contracts Discovery education module, that assist construction professionals with their continued learning and development.