Welcome to Built Environment Skills in Schools.
The built environment matters. It has consequences. The things we build affect individuals, communities and environments for decades. Solving the skills shortage in construction and improving the built environment for all our futures are two sides of the same coin.
And Built Environment Skills in Schools exists to get employers into schools, help to educate teachers, and ultimately inspire a new generation of bright minds to become the future of the construction sector.
Empowering students as active citizens of the built environment
Empowering apprentices to challenge industry aspirations and beliefs
This is our founder, Kathryn Lennon Johnson, speaking about her passion for the built environment at 2017’s TEDxBrum:
The best time to solve the skills gap in construction was 20 years ago. The second best time is right now.– BESS proverb