CIOB is again looking for the next generation of construction industry leaders from around the world to take the crown in its coveted Global Student Challenge competition.
Now in its 10th year, the challenge sees teams of students studying built environment qualifications pit themselves against one another as they create a virtual organisation to plan and deliver a fictional construction project.
The competition opened for entries in September this year to give teams more time to enter and make the contest more inclusive for universities around the globe.
The competition aims to test creativity, planning skills, entrepreneurial spirit and communication – all vital assets when delivering a construction project.
An all-expenses-paid trip to CIOB’s annual Members’ Forum is up for grabs, where the winners can gain vital feedback from some of the industry’s brightest minds.
The winning team lands a £2,000 cash prize and cash sums also go to the second and third placed teams.
Modern professionals of the future
Kate Macbeth, marketing director at CIOB, said: “This rare and unique competition gives the industry’s top prospects a chance to show they are the modern professionals of the future and test their skills in a lifelike simulation of a construction project. I can’t wait to start receiving entries for 2024 and seeing which team will come out on top.”
The 2024 challenge will again use SimVenture Validate – an online platform used by a wide range of universities to build employability and enterprise skills.
Last year’s competition saw a team of four construction students from Universitas Indonesia scoop the top accolade – fending off competition from 37 other teams. They said the competition “will be our first step in entering professional careers”.
Registration closes on 31 January 2024 and the competition will take place between February and April. The winning team will be announced on 18 April 2024.
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