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Construction experts visit Pembrokeshire College
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As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week the owners of two of Pembrokeshire’s most well-respected building companies visited Pembrokeshire College to inspire the next generation of tradesmen.
With self-employment being a realistic opportunity for many learners, Carl Griffiths from Hook Construction and Andrew Phillips from Carreg Construction were joined by Angus Findlay from Web Adept to give learners an insight into what it takes to set-up a business in the construction industry.
Students studying bricklaying, carpentry, plumbing and construction management attended the talk which was followed by a question and answer session. All the speakers stressed the importance of quality, value for money and transparent communication with your clients.
Having established Hook Construction 12 years ago, Carl spoke about the project management skills that students who are thinking of starting their own business will need to develop and the importance of choosing the right projects and doing accurate costings.
Andrew from Carreg had a direct message for students thinking of starting their own business ‘know what it is that you are good at and know what it is that you want to do’. Twenty-five percent of young people think about starting their own business but only 10 percent actually go on to do it.
Meanwhile, Angus from Web Adept shared five digital trends that will help all learners as they start their careers.
The speakers concluded the event by urging the students to strive to be the best. Focus, accuracy, passion and hard work were their key ingredients for success in the construction industry.