From 21 to 23 April 2022, the Slovenian town of Gornja Radgona hosted the 31st International Construction, Energy, Utilities and Crafts Fair. The MEGRA fair brought together suppliers of craft products and services as well as manufacturers of materials and equipment with domestic and foreign investors. It promotes sustainable construction, renovation, installation and energy saving. There was also a focus on training for shortage occupations as well as the latest technology being installed in homes and skills gaps that need to be addressed. On the first day, 21 April, CCIS CCBMIS gave a presentation on construction jobs, career opportunities and how to get there, as well as a presentation on modern approaches, advanced technology and modern tools used on the construction site. A group of more than 500 pupils from primary schools visited the fair and listened to various technical presentations as well as inspiring testimonials from construction experts and construction workers. SEETHESKILLS promotional materials and gadgets were shared with the youth. Throughout the day, there were presentations and discussions on the introduction of digitalisation in the process of planning, designing, executing and managing construction projects. At the end, all students were able to test their knowledge of construction in an entertaining quiz conducted by a famous teacher from the construction industry and Muscion (a Raper). There were attractive prizes for the best participants. For the detailed programme here: Slovenian Construction Industry Education Day MEGRA 2022.

Reported by Valentina Kuzma, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia (CCIS), Chamber of Construction and Building Materials Industry of Slovenia (CCBMIS)