The National Access and Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) showcased its unwavering commitment to the military and their mission to alleviate the recruitment crisis in the construction industry during the British Forces Resettlement Services (BFRS) Career Fair in Colchester.
The event held last week, sponsored by the NASC, drew an impressive crowd, attracting veterans, their families, industry professionals, and stakeholders from other non-profit organisations committed to supporting veterans.
NASC’s participation aimed to amplify their initiative, Military 2 Construction (M2C), a joint effort between BFRS and NASC to mentor and aid veterans transitioning into civilian careers, particularly in the construction sector. The program offers practical guidance, boosts confidence, and opens doors to potential employers for veterans.
Representing NASC at the career fair were Jim Scott, Head of Trainee Recruitment and Development at Alltask Limited, and Andy Peake, Project Surveyor at SRK Scaffolding. Both expressed their strong support for the M2C initiative, underlining its crucial role in supporting veterans.
Scott, a veteran himself, underscored the significance of the program in his address. “The NASC M2C program is exactly the kind of guidance and confidence veterans need to partner with potential employers,” he said.
“When you team up with an NASC member, you’re guaranteed a professional organisation that will provide training and career progression.”
Echoing Scott’s sentiments, Henry Annafi, NASC’s Training and Recruitment Manager, lauded the success and popularity of the M2C program among NASC members. “We are thrilled to witness the positive impact of the M2C program on veterans’ lives,” Annafi stated. “It has become a cornerstone of our mission to empower veterans by partnering them with our members and providing rewarding career opportunities. The program’s success is a testament to the unwavering dedication and support shown by our NASC members.”
The event provided a crucial platform to demonstrate NASC’s steadfast commitment to bridging the gap between the military and the construction industry, fostering meaningful connections with veterans, and engaging in stimulating discussions with representatives from organisations dedicated to their support.
For more information about the M2C program and NASC’s ongoing efforts to assist veterans, please visit the NASC website.