Ian Rodgers of MTX wants others to share what he has learned
MTX Contracts, a specialist healthcare building firm in Manchester, has become a CIOB Training Partner, driven by one of its directors, Ian Rodgers, and his own journey to fellowship.
Rodgers (pictured) left school with no qualifications but worked his way to FCIOB status, which he secured in 2019.
“I always think that if someone like me who left school with no qualifications and is dyslexic and was always called thick at school by the teachers can achieve a good career and gain professional qualifications then anyone can. Construction and the CIOB can give you this if you work hard,” he said.
“To see younger people gain further education and to see them get professional qualifications was better than changing the skyline”
After leaving school he became an apprentice joiner then studied for his ONC in construction – when his dyslexia was identified.
Rodgers moved into site management and enrolled on an evening course to gain his certificate for construction management. He gained ICIOB accreditation before moving to a larger firm and MCIOB status.
“I tried to champion this within the business and got them to sign up with the CIOB as a training partner. This also allowed me to try and develop some of the younger members of the team to get to MCIOB while allowing me to gain my FCIOB.
“To see younger people gain further education and to see them get professional qualifications was better than changing the skyline.”
He is now using that passion for staff development at MTX, which is trialling routes for staff to gain MCIOB accreditation.