City Builder continues

MADE is delighted to announce it has received further funding from the Ove Arup Foundation and the Earnest Cook Trust to continue its programme of City Builder Academies.  

In 2014 we will continue to offer academies for 15-18 year olds interested in a career in the built environment but will also introduce new elements including visits, themed sessions and a mentoring programme.  

Community Programmes Manager Sally Robertshaw said "This continued support from the Ove Arup Foundation will not only help us to make sure that talented young people in the West Midlands have access to the built environment professions whatever their backgrounds it also means MADE can continue to develop and expand our programme to offer a wider variety of experiences and support for young people.  The new funding from the Earnest Cook Trust will allow us to offer new academies with a sustainability focus for those interested in a ‘green career’ in the built environment – allowing us to reach a whole new group of young people with inspiring opportunities in rewarding careers"

MADE's City Builder programme has run since 2012 and to date over 80 young people have attended the intensive three day design challenge workshops which are interspersed with talks from built environment professionals. 

Previous participants say: 

“The best part was the talks from different people, it opened my eyes to different jobs within the built environment and how to progress through my studies to gain the job I want." Chloe Edgington 

“The best part was having a wide range of speakers from different departments. It benefited me as I now have an insight into architecture and I now know more about what it is all about.” Asakar Hussain

“The best part of City Builder Academy was gaining confidence whilst working as a team. Before City builder Academy I was quite unsure what engineering and architecture involved, now I have a better understanding” Noman Khan