What the Project is
Grimsby Institute received a grant of £78,650 in the 2016/17 Edge Grant Fund to support Linc-Con Connect – a network of business ambassadors within the construction and engineering sectors.
The aim of the project was to work in partnership with local employers to set up a network of business role models to inspire young people to consider careers in the construction and engineering sectors. The employer network also worked with the college to drive curriculum design and delivery to meet the needs of these sectors and to increase awareness and uptake of apprenticeships. Over 100 businesses are involved in the network as ambassadors, helped by a tiered approach by the college so that businesses were able to commit to the level of support they felt best able to provide. Employers are directly able to education young people about their industry, address stereotypes and highlight the range of career opportunities available.