Building, Your Own Business
- Karen Henderson of Elletrician, Ian Maclean of ICM Electrical, Matt Stevenson of Carbonlite Design & Build, Liz McIntyre of CITB
- Hosted by Inverness College UHI
- Student Groups attended - MA in Carpentry & Joinery, MA in Painting and Decorating, MA In Brickwork, Carpentry & Joinery, NPA Construction (General), General Construction Maintenance, Plumbing, Pre-Apprentice Electrical Installation/Renewables (Inverness)
For our final session, we were joined by a panel of different business owners/senior employees made up of Karen Henderson of Elletrician, Ian Maclean of ICM Electrical, Matt Stevenson of Carbonlite Design & Build and Liz McIntyre of CITB.
The panel gave the students an insight into the realities of starting and running a business along with the employability skills required in today's built environment. The event finished with a student offered an employment opportunity with one of the panel members.
When asked what inspired students, responses included:
"I enjoyed this event and am passionate to learn more." - Carpentry and Joinery student.
"It changed my frame of mind completely just by them telling how to have a desire and be responsible for your own business." - Modern Apprentice in Brickwork student.
"Good to know they started just like anyone else and hard work pays off." - Pre-Apprentice Electrical Installation student.
"You could start a business with barely anything as long as you put 100% in. You can be successful." - General Construction Maintenance student.