Concrete Scotland

where only the concrete needs to be hard
 STF Awards 2017- Innovation in Training winner for Octavian Concrete Program 

Concrete in the Classroom

Concrete in the Classroom is a community engagement resource following Curriculum for Excellence principles which delivers cross curriculum learning through five construction related lessons and culminating in a site visit to a concrete factory or similar construction facility.


The Concrete in the Classroom set out with clear objectives for the wider pilot: 
 
- Create a learning experience which shows employability within the Construction Industry and explore the part that the Concrete Sector plays in this Industry. 
- Create lifelong learning skills and show how these materialise in future work opportunities. 
- Create new meaningful links between Secondary Education, Industry and Further / Higher Education. 
- Help to create confident individuals who are successful learners and become an effective contributor and responsible citizen.
- Develop an awareness of career opportunities that may not have been referenced prior to the program. 
- Create an opportunity through CPD for schools to up skill their staff to repeat the program whilst being supported and ultimately self-deliver the program going forward as other schools join the program.