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Insights from Olly Williamson, Digital Construction Specialist at Autodesk

In observance of World Youth Skills Day, the UN aptly describes the challenging context in which it takes place this year, with the “worldwide closure of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) institutions”. Distance training and virtual teaching have become the most common way of enhancing skills during the pandemic, but it has brought new challenges with it. A lack of equipment to deliver or receive training online, connectivity issues and assessments or certification processes, are just some of the issues cited by the UN.

Without any other option, educators and students adapted to a new way of teaching and learning virtually. Parents and guardians were multi-tasked with working remotely and home schooling, while educators engaged with their students completely virtually. In some cases, educators taught the industry how to use specialist tools to collaborate on projects remotely – including TU Dublin, Ireland’s BIM educators – who ran webinars to teach the industry about collaboration tools in construction.

Read the full article on FE Week.

Deborah Reid