ICE MEMBERS are not doing enough to promote their profession to schools and colleges, and are missing out on professional development opportunities as a result, ICE Midlands has warned.
The region recently introduced civil engineering as a possible career to over 200 school children at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, as part of National Construction Week.
'ICE Midlands has a strong core of helpers, who regularly volunteer to assist with schools based events, ' said development manager and regional liaison officer for the Midlands, Steve Feeley. 'But so much more could be achieved with greater numbers.'
Members are also throwing away opportunities to pick up CPD points by refusing to get involved.
'Valuable learning opportunities are being missed by many individuals, ' Feeley said.
'For those under ICE training, the benefits of participation are obvious. Communication, organisation and leadership skills can all be enhanced during these events, as well as demonstrating a commitment to your own development and that of your profession.'
ICE Midlands organises and participates in school events throughout the year and is constantly on the look out for volunteers.
If you are interested in helping with ICE Midlands schools activities e-mail education liaison officer Samantha Foster, SLF@mm-birm. mottmac. com.