JCT’s Parliamentary Reception Highlights The Need To Support Construction’s Future Leaders

JCT used its Construction Industry Parliamentary Reception, hosted at the House of Commons, to highlight the importance to the future of the construction industry of supporting young professionals and providing education and training opportunities.

The event, held on 17th June, and JCT’s first Parliamentary Reception since the Covid-19 pandemic, was an occasion to bring back together professionals across the industry who contribute to JCT’s success and welcome members of JCT’s Young Professionals Group (YPG).

The YPG is a networking group aimed at those primarily in the first ten years of their construction career, regardless of age, and brings together professionals across all sectors of the industry to provide peer-to-peer networking opportunities, talks from industry leaders and experts, and a members-only online portal including articles, resources, videos, white papers, and more.

The group uniquely combines a range of both digital and face-to-face networking resources to support a modern way of working.

The YPG is a vital link in combing the vast array of expertise and experience that exists within the JCT membership, with those that will one day be the industry’s leaders and play a role in JCT’s future.

JCT chief executive, Neil Gower, who gave a welcome address at the event, said:

“It is a pleasure to be able to welcome back JCT members and guests to our first Parliamentary Reception since the pandemic and to acknowledge the continued hard work of our members in what continues to be an extremely challenging period for the industry.

“Today is about looking to the future and highlighting the important work JCT is doing to develop and support young professionals through our YPG network, as well as providing a range of resources to ensure that professionals at all levels have the skills they need to meet future challenges and to lead our industry forward.”

The initiative of supporting young professionals reflects JCT’s reputation for providing a range of expert-led training and education resources to assist professionals at all levels in the use of JCT contracts.

JCT Training includes full-day in-person courses, 3-hour webinar courses, and a range of on demand video modules providing an introductory overview.

The flexibility of the courses and options supports the modern construction professional, who can choose between a fully detailed face-to-face session, and interactive online webinar, or cover a specific topic on the go via mobile or at the desk with a video module.

More information about the JCT YPG is available at ypg.jctltd.co.uk.

Information about the range of JCT Training courses can be found at www.jctltd.co.uk/jct-training.

JCT celebrates its YPG initiative with (l-r) Charlie Saunders (YPG member leader) Anjali Pindoria (YPG future event speaker) and Sneha Khetia.