Spain brings the construction sector closer to young people

Campaña “Seguridad y salud + cerca de la escuela” (Safety & Health closer to schools campaign)

With the aim of raising awareness of the importance of health and safety at work, the last years the Construction Labour Foundation have visited about 90 primary schools per year.

More than 3,000 pupils each year (between the ages of 7 and 14) are visited by H&S technicians from FLC to teach them the basics of safety at work in the construction sector.

The meetings consist of informative talks through practical examples, with the active participation of the students, aimed at establishing similarities between the risks that can be found in the construction sector and the domestic risks to which they may be exposed, so that the participants would feel familiar with and motivated to introduce small safety routines in their daily lives.

  • Place of implementation: Primary schools in different Spanish Regions (Aragón, Castilla y León, Castilla-La Mancha, Comunidad Valenciana, Galicia, and Extremadura)
Open-day events in VET centres

Organisation of different open-days events at the FLC centres where formal vocational training is provided, in order to bring young people and companies in the sector closer together.

  • Place of implementation: VET centres of FLC (Aragón, Baleares, Cantabria, La Rioja and Navarra)
Open-day events in secondary schools

Open days with secondary schools (between 14-16 years old) to bring them closer to innovation, gamification (e.g. virtual reality and augmented reality applications applied to the construction sector), and provide knowledge on the sector.

  • Place of implementation: Secondary schools in different Spanish locations
Family workshop on sand constructions

Carried out last 04/09/22 in Menorca (Balearic Islands): free recreational and educational workshop for families consisting of sand constructions on the beach. The activity, included in Menorca’s cultural agenda, is designed so that participating families can, through playing, create, discover and have fun with a workshop given by expert “sand sculptors”; the activity consisted of making miniature replicas of emblematic buildings on the island.

  • Place of implementation: Punta Prima beach (Menorca Island)