The Concrete Institute’s School of Concrete Technology now offers online courses to help members of the construction industry upgrade skills during the Covid-19 lockdown levels.
John Roxburgh, senior lecturer at the School, says the courses are offered via the School’s existing online platform, augmented by video conferencing technology to explain important concepts, and receive feedback from the candidates, or answer any questions they may have. “We have already most successfully employed this method for SCT30 ‘Concrete Technology’ training recently. This is an intensive course aimed at civil and structural engineers, experienced technicians and technologists and involved receiving tuition from the online platform and attending some short video meetings for discussions, feedback and supplementary information. All went exceptionally smoothly,” he states.
The School of Concrete Technology is now planning to present SCT10 “Introduction to Concrete”, and SCT20 “Concrete Practice” through online e-learning with supplementary video conferencing. The School can also offer SCT21, “Concrete Industrial Floors on the Ground”, online.
“The online training is offered at special lockdown discounted tariffs to encourage prospective candidates to expand their knowledge of concrete technology before the industry reaches peak levels of activity again. The School of Concrete Technology has over many decades established its reputation as the leading concrete technology training establishment and we now intend continuing to serve our market in a manner more suitable for current – and future – requirements by adapting as much of our current curriculum as possible for online tuition,” Roxburgh adds.