Elizabeth is leading the way with an outstanding student award!


13 February 2019

IMAGE: Elizabeth SlateCongratulations to Elizabeth Slate, Trainee Project Manager at Optivo, who has scooped an ‘Outstanding Student Award’.
Elizabeth is studying for a Higher National Certificate in Construction at MidKent College.
The college hosted the annual CIOB (Chartered Institute of Building) student challenge on 6 February.
Students competed to design “a sustainable and vibrant community within a given part of London.”
Elizabeth and her team then had to build a model and present the idea to a panel of judges.
She won the Outstanding Student Award due to “her understanding and foresight of sustainable housing, and the needs of its residents”.
Elizabeth said: “I was so happy to win this award. I’d definitely recommend construction if you want to feel like you’re making a difference. It’s still an industry that’s pretty male dominated but more women are choosing to get into this field. I have some great female role models in Optivo’s Development Team!”